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
FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC