South African activist to give lecture at WMC

November 01, 1993

Dr. Neville Alexander, distinguished South African author, educator and anti-apartheid activist, will speak at Western Maryland College Friday on that nation's shifting political fortunes.

His talk, "Transition in South Africa: From Apartheid to Democracy?", will take place at 11:45 a.m. in McDaniel Lounge. The free lecture is sponsored by the college's Department of Sociology.

Dr. Alexander, a noted figure in the anti-apartheid movement for more than three decades, was imprisoned for 11 years at Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. After his release in 1974, he was placed under house arrest for six more years. During that time, he wrote his first book, "One Azania" (One Nation), &L published in 1979 under the pseudonym No Sizwe.

He has written on such issues as the liberation movement, language policy, alternative education strategies and black consciousness.

Dr. Alexander is executive secretary of the Health, Education and Welfare Society of South Africa, and national chairman of the Workers Organization for Socialist Action.

Information: Norberto Valdez, 857-2537.

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