Comparative Black Liberations Movements Mosaic

2008


Comparative Black Liberation Movements:

During the summer and fall semester of 2008, Dickinson students and faculty examined two of the most internationally significant Black Liberation Movements of the 20th century: the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa from the 1950s through the 1990s, and the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s-1980s.

Mosaic participants conducted field research in South Africa and Coahoma County, Mississippi, where they studied how African and African-American people in small communities responded to and eventually defeated white supremacy in two of its most infamous manifestations: apartheid South Africa and Jim Crow Mississippi.