From Apartheid to Democracy

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In 1994 South Africa held its first fully democratic election and witnessed the inauguration of its first black president, Nelson Mandela. To mark 20 years of democracy in South Africa, Northwestern University Library explores the struggles and progress of the South African democratic movement through an exhibit composed of materials from the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. From antiapartheid posters to the first election ballot, the exhibit reveals the country’s first electoral process, Northwestern University’s role in the global antiapartheid movement, and the state of democracy in South Africa over the last 20 years.  "Apartheid to Democracy: 20 Years of Transition in South Africa" is on display in University and Deering libraries April 4 - August 29.