Event

Scotland, Global Solidarity and Mandela

Saturday 8 October 2022 - Friday 16 December 2022

An exhibition telling the story of Nelson Mandela’s relationship to Scotland and the role played by the Scottish people in the global struggle to end apartheid

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Date
Saturday 8 October 2022, 11:00 - Friday 16 December 2022, 19:00
Location
Tower Building

University of Dundee
Nethergate
Dundee DD1 4HN

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Price
Free
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No

Tower Foyer Gallery - Open Mon-Fri 09.30am-7pm Sat 11am-4pm

This exhibition tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s relationship to Scotland and the role played by the Scottish people in the global struggle to end apartheid. The exhibition also documents Dundee’s contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle and the campaign to secure Mandela’s release from prison.

In Britain, opposition to the apartheid system in South Africa was led by the AAM. The Scottish Committee of the AAM was formed at a meeting held at the University of Dundee in 1976, and across the city there were regular rallies, pickets and boycotts opposing the apartheid state and its links to Britain. In 1985, Nelson Mandela was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dundee, a powerful demonstration of Dundonians’ solidarity with Mandela and the people of South Africa.

 

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Event type Exhibition