ASCL Seminar Series: a History That Did Not Happen - Global Peace Movements and Decolonization in Africa, 1959-1962

Donderdag 16 Januari 2020, 15:30 - 17:00

In March 1962, members of the 'Africa Freedom Action' waited in Mbeya, Tanzania for the call to lead a peace march across the border into Northern Rhodesia in support of the Zambian anti-colonial movement. The call never came. What had been envisaged as a pacifist counter to the emerging agenda of armed struggle in southern Africa and a movement vital to 'the fate of non-violence in southern Africa' (Rustin to Muste, 1962) ended as little more than a footnote in the history of decolonization. This ASCL Seminar takes place in the framework of Africa 2020, organised to mark the year in which 17 countries on the African continent will celebrate 60 years of independence. Speaker: Dr Robert Skinner (University of Bristol, UK) works on the social and political history of South Africa, but he is particularly interested in the relations between South Africa and the rest of the world over the course of the past century. He is also interested in the connections between local and global activism, and ways of fostering collaborative research between academics and activist communities. Please register


Locatie ASC
Pieter de la Court building, Wassenaarseweg 52