© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Radio Made in Michigan

Remembering Mandela's connection to state, MSU

11229303045_50df0992b1_z.jpg
Flickr - jkeysmusic
/

Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95.  For the anti-apartheid leader, Michigan was a special place.Michigan was a national leader when it came to the anti-apartheid movement. It was the first state to divest from South Africa. And the late Michigan Congressman Howard Wolpe led the national effort to impose sanctions on the white-minority government in the mid 80s.

Current State's Joe Linstroth spoke with Kurt Dewhurst, director of arts and culture initiatives at MSU. He led the university’s collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Museum in South Africa, where he’s spent extensive time.

Dewhurst says the movement to divest in South Africa started on the MSU campus back in the late 70s.
 

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.