Student Resistance to Apartheid at the University of Fort Hare

Student Resistance to Apartheid at the University of Fort Hare : Freedom Now, a Degree Tomorrow

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This book is a valuable contribution to students and scholars interested in higher education in South Africa, as it highlights the critical role the University of Fort Hare played in the modern South African liberation struggle and the profound political changes that followed. It provides a glimpse into post-apartheid higher education, as South Africa faces unprecedented challenges, particularly as it relates to the role of students in ending vestiges of apartheid.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 148 pages
  • 166 x 239 x 16mm | 354g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 tables
  • 0739192140
  • 9780739192146
  • 1,698,943

About Rico Devara Chapman

Rico D. Chapman is associate professor in the Department of History and Philosophy and director for the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO-Human and Civil Rights Interdisciplinary Education Center at Jackson State University.show more

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Student protests have been a common feature of South African university life from the Second World War to the present. Focusing on Fort Hare University in the eastern Cape, Rico Chapman provides an insightful analysis not only of student protests during the 1970s and 1980s against the apartheid system and Bantu Education but also against university policies in post-apartheid South Africa. For anyone interested in understanding the historical backdrop of recent protests at South African universities such as Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall, this volume is a must read. -- Robert Edgar, Howard University Rico Chapman makes a remarkable contribution to our understanding of the origins of the internal struggle for South African Liberation and the role that the African students from the Native College at Fort Hare played in that important process. -- Charles D. Johnson, North Carolina Central University Student Resistance to Apartheid at the University of Fort Hare is a must read for those interested in learning about all those dynamic youngsters who took down apartheid from the base of a historic Black university. Insightful, well-researched, clearly written, and deeply scholarly and accessible, this book is a tremendous and much-needed addition to the growing and ever popular global body of literature on antiracist student resistance. -- Ibram X. Kendi, University of Floridashow more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1. The University of Fort Hare as the Birthplace of Activism in South Africa Chapter 2. Black Consciousness and 'Sham' Autonomy at Fort Hare Chapter 3. Fort Hare Students and the Ciskei Bantustan Chapter 4. Towards Independence: "A People's University" Chapter 5. Conclusion: Post-Apartheid Higher Education at Fort Hareshow more