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Upcoming Event

February 24, 2015

The Nelson Mandela Lecture with Garrey Dennie, Ph.D.

 

Garrey Dennie, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at St. Mary's College of Maryland

"Mandela's Words:  Mightier than the Sword"

Nelson Mandela’s death has triggered global outpouring of grief and memorials, a testament to his role in the struggle against apartheid.  As a scholar of death, bereavement, and grief in South Africa, and as a former speech writer of Nelson Mandela, my lecture will speak to the intersection of these dual roles.   As a scholar, I will explore how the language of liberation in the 1960s and the 1990s was deeply influenced by the specificities of time and place.  As a Mandela speech writer, I will detail how living in the moment, the speech writers struggled to craft the language that would give momentum to the struggle to defeat apartheid.

Nittany Lion Inn, Board Room 1
6:00-7:30 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

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