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Mandela- The Journey to Ubuntu - Series


  • National Underground Freedom Center 50 E Freedom Way Cincinnati OH (map)

The Ubuntu Film Series

Friday, November 9, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This program is free with general admission.

Mandela the fighter. Mandela the activist. Mandela the politician, the idealist, and the symbol of a new South Africa, the symbol of peace. Driven by the philosophy of Ubuntu, Nelson Mandela was a fascinating, multifaceted figure who will continue to be remembered for his contribution to humanity. This film series seeks to illuminate the fight for civil and human rights as the life and history of Mandela embodies. 

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Colonialism and Imperialism: Ubuntu and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in South Africa

Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 3:30 p.m.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

This program is free with general admission.

In the 17th century, South Africa was colonized by the Dutch Empire and, later by the British. The history of European involvement in the region mirrors that of the Americas. As with the Caribbean and mainland North and South America, European settlers in Africa were interested in exploiting the both continent’s people and natural resources. People of European descent in South Africa accumulated wealth due to the markets of enslaved workers which developed along the coast and due to the region’s gold and diamond mines. Settlers justified the absolute pursuit of wealth with the doctrine of white supremacy. They managed to convince themselves – in direct opposition to the concept of Ubuntu – that brutalizing people of African descent was the natural order of things.  

Join us for a discussion about white supremacy and the philosophy of Ubuntu.

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