Long Walk to Freedom: South Africa Since 1948
Africana Studies 213
This course provides students with a political and social history of South Africa’s struggle for true democracy. Beginning with the National Party’s launching of apartheid in 1948, the course also includes a discussion of the pre-1948 development of white supremacy, national liberation and new structures of governance, the 1996 National Constitution, and newer social and economic challenges to South African progress. A variety of sources, including cultural, will complement Leonard Thompson’s historical text.