William Worger specializes in the social and economic history of southern Africa. He has worked on historical representations of Shaka, the industrial origins of racial discrimination contestations between African and European over the meaning of colonialism. He taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Dalhousie University. He has also served as Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA, and Dean of the Graduate School at LSU.
William Worger remembers Nelson Mandela
I will remember Nelson Mandela above all as an anti colonial leader who committed his life along with many others to enabling all South Africans to be free citizens in their own country and to be able to determine their own futures, and as the president of a free South Africa that adopted a constitution that recognized the rights of all South Africans to be free of any form of discrimination whether based on “race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth”.
Clips of interveiws by William Worger:
Voice of Russia - American Edition: http://voiceofrussia.com/us/2013_12_07/CIA-behind-Mandela-s-arrest-nearly-fifty-years-ago-9322/
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African Studies Center
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013