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Dr. Gregory H. Maddox will review the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s in Houston culminating with Mandela’s visit in 1990. He will highlight the role of community organizations such as SHAPE, the role of Mickey Leland, the divestment campaign, the controversy over the Fred Hartman Bridge, and comment on the de Menil-sponsored visit to Houston. He will explain that this movement was both about supporting change in South Africa and mobilizing an anti-racism movement domestically.
Dr. Gregory Maddox is Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History at TSU.
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