Thulani Mabaso Talk and South African Archival Collections

 The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, The Human Rights Institute and The UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights invite you to join us for a talk by Thulani Mabaso. 


“Struggle and Forgiveness in the South African Anti-apartheid Movement”
A Conversation with Thulani Mabaso

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Public Lounge
Monday, April 21, 2008
4:00 PM
Reception to Follow


Thulani Mabaso will speak on his experiences in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and his imprisonment at Robben Island. Mabaso was imprisoned in 1984 for sabotage and was a contemporary of Nelson Mandela, Patrick Chamusso, and other important figures jailed during the struggles against apartheid.  Originally from Vryheid in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, Mabaso currently resides in the township of Khayaletsha in Cape Town, and tells his story on a regular basis as a tour guide at the Robben Island Prison Museum.

For more information, please visit the Dodd Center’s website.

The Dodd Center has a number of archival collections relating to South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement.  They include:

African National Congress Collection (a small collection of memorabilia collected as part of the UConn ANC Partnership in 1999)

African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection (133 transcripts of oral history interviews with leading anti-apartheid activists conducted between 2000 and 2006.)

Impact Visuals Photographic Collection (photographs and slides which document the anti-apartheid movement and 1994 democratic elections in South Africa)

Tambo (Oliver) Papers (microfilm copies of the papers of anti-apartheid activist, Oliver Tambo; original documents are located at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa)

Xuma (A.B.) Papers (microfilm copies of the papers of anti-apartheid activist, A.B. Xuma; original documents are located at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa)