07 August 2015 Volume :3 Issue :36

60 Years of the Freedom Charter, Lilliesleaf, Rivonia

60 Years of the Freedom Charter, Lilliesleaf, Rivonia
Professor Rozena Maart was one of the first speakers of the day. Here, Professor Maart delivers her paper on the contribution of the Black Consciousness Movement to the ideological formation of resistance.

To commemorate South Africa's 21 years of democracy and the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Freedom Charter, a two day colloquium was hosted by the National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) in collaboration with Liliesleaf Trust on 25 and 26 June 2015 at Liliesleaf Farm, Rivonia, Johannesburg, where the Freedom Charter was adopted in 1955.

The Colloquium focus was to facilitate the ongoing national conversation regarding the value of the history and collective memory of South Africa's liberation struggle.  It brought key national and international scholars together to celebrate South Africa’s 21 years of Democracy and 60 years of the Freedom Charter, themed “Our Liberation Struggle: the treasures of collective memory.”

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