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Nicholas Wolpe, “The Importance of Memory and the Need to Keep It Alive”

Join us as we welcome Nicholas Wolpe, the founder and CEO of the Liliesleaf Trust to Duke campus!

In 1963, the South African police raided the Liliesleaf farm in Rivonia, the then headquarters of uMkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC. Harold Wolpe, an antiapartheid activist and father of Nicholas Wolpe, was arrested and detained. After a daring escape from the Marshall Square prison, Harold went into exile in the UK, joined by his family shortly thereafter. Nicholas Wolpe returned to South Africa in 1991. Since 2001, he has been the driving force behind the Legacy Project.

“We must ensure the essence and meaning of what this place symbolizes, articulates and represents, continues long after. We must continue to remember these seminal dates, because one of the problems we face in this country is forgetting our liberation struggle and a lot of our history.”



Interested in applying to DukeEngage-Cape Town 2017? Attend the talk to find out how.

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars & Publics, DukeEngage Cape Town, the Duke Department of History, the Duke Department of African and African American Studies, and DHRC@FHI. 


October 3, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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