Toward a New South Africa

Dr. Edmond Keller, Dr. C. R. D. Halisi, Dr. Tom Spencer-Walters Sat 14th May 2005 1:00 PM California African American Museum in Los Angeles National Endowment for the Humanities and the California Council for the Humanities

Saturday, May 14, 2005
1:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Paul Von Blum, guest curator of Deconstructing Apartheid, leads a discussion of South Africa's current and future challenges. Panelists are Dr. Edmond Keller, Director, UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa, Dr. C. R. D. Halisi, Chair, Pan African Studies, CSU, Los Angeles and Dr. Tom Spencer-Walters, Chair, Pan African Studies, CSU Northridge.

Deconstructing Apartheid: The Photography of Peter Magubane

Peter Magubane, internationally recognized photojournalist, is a social realist, who through his camera documented the plight of minorities in South Africa and the egregious practices of apartheid. His images, bought at great personal cost, spotlighted the government’s callous implementation of its punitive racial policies and eventually were instrumental in turning international indifference to concern and opposition. 84 photographs and artifacts document Magubane’s examination of the development and implementation of government sanctioned injustice in South Africa. The exhibition’s focus is on Magubane’s life, dramatic instances of daily life under apartheid and the South African Black Power Movement. The exhibition culminates in its documentation of the indigenous cultures of rural South Africa, preserving and recording their arts and crafts, ceremonies, rites of passage and religious practices as social, economic and political changes transform the nation.

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