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Author Chapman, Rico Devara, author

Title Student resistance to apartheid at the University of Fort Hare : freedom now, a degree tomorrow / Rico Devara Chapman
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Contents The University of Fort Hare as the birthplace of activism in South Africa -- Black consciousness and "sham" autonomy at Fort Hare -- Fort Hare students and the Ciskei Bantustan -- Towards independence: "a people's university" -- Conclusion: post-apartheid higher education at Fort Hare
Summary The book explores forms of popular student resistance to apartheid education in South Africa, particularly at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), by tracing student activism at UFH from 1970 to 2000; highlighting the factors that influenced the development of a culture of student resistance; investigating the root causes that made Fort Hare exceptional in its stand against apartheid; and chronicling the educational and social implications that resulted from students'unparalleled and fearless actions against the apartheid system. Student resistance at Fort Hare can be traced as far back as the 1940s; however, this book will primarily focus on the critical 1970-2000 period, which was marked by increased student activism in South Africa. The 1980s and 1990s were peak years for student activism in the country. There is no doubt that student struggles during this period and thereafter helped dismantle apartheid and usher in a new South African government
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject University of Fort Hare -- Students -- Political activity
SUBJECT University of Fort Hare fast
Subject College students, Black -- Political activity -- South Africa
Student movements -- South Africa
Anti-apartheid movements -- South Africa.
Students, Black -- Political activity -- South Africa
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Anti-apartheid movements
College students, Black -- Political activity
Student movements
Students -- Political activity
South Africa
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016009458
ISBN 9780739192153