• Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle

    Wed. 7 October 2015 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

    Dr. Becky Fraser and Dr. Nick Grant (UEA) examine the invaluable contribution women made to the black freedom struggle in both the United States and South Africa. Facing race, class and gender discrimination, black women have often been at the forefront of movements for social change and have worked tirelessly for both racial equality and women’s rights. This session will explore these issues through the lives of Sojourner Truth and Lilian Ngoyi. Sojourner Truth was a former African American slave turned radical abolitionist, who later campaigned for black female suffrage in the mid-nineteenth century. Lilian Masediba Ngoyi was a South African anti-apartheid activist and prominent member of the African National Congress Women’s League and Federation of South African Women. She was a defiant voice in South African politics and lead black women’s opposition to the extensions of apartheid pass laws to women.

    Free and open to all.

    Norwich: Vernon Castle Room, 3rd Floor, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
    01603 774747

What is Black History Month?

Here we detail some of the ideas and history behind the annual celebration.

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