Thanks for your comments on Amandla! and your specific questions (I’ve posted replies to those–but they’re not showing up on the site. Hope to have that fixed soon.)
In today’s class (Tuesday) we will discuss:
- Perceptions and portrayals of Mandela’s role in the ANC & the Defiance Campaign
- The role of music in the struggle
- The ANC’s relationship with other organizations, including organized labor and the Communist Party
- Gender roles and family relationships
Class will conclude with a quick preview of what’s coming next
PLEASE NOTE: I’ve adjusted the reading for week 4–dropping one of the chapters. I want to slow down and have more discussion, and so will skip the comparison I had planned. I will still post the chapter of Van Onselen’s The Seed is Mine, for those of you who are interested.