In 1948, from the introduction of Apartheid in South Africa, this state sponsored racial discrimination galvanized the international community in protest. The British people and black communities in particular attempted to lead the global opposition against Apartheid.
Historian Dr Elizabeth Williams (Goldsmiths University of London) will discuss her research that went into her book The Politics of Race in Britain and South Africa: Black British Solidarity and the Apartheid Apartheid Struggle (IB Tauris 2015), and will remark on aspects of the documents she utilized as she revisited this very recent history. This is the history of modern South Africa but very much an important part of British history and its social movements in the late 20th century, with legacies remaining for contemporary Britain as the South Africa.
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