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February 18 | Liberation and Development

Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm  |  Dialogue leader: Leslie Hadfield Mark & Elizabeth England's home at 1194 South 500 East in Salt Lake City. Late-comers, please use the back door.   Discussion: Instigated by university students in 1968-1969, the Black Consciousness movement sought to liberate black South Africans psychologically and stressed black self-reliance.  In the early 1960s, major opposition organizations such as Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress had been virtually silenced by government repression.  In 1969, Steve Biko and other black students frustrated with white leadership in multi-racial student organizations formed an exclusively black student association.  Out of the South African Student’s Organization (SASO) came what was termed Black Consciousness.  This philosophy redefined “black” as a positive identity and taught that black South Africans had the ability to make meaningful change in their society.    In her research and writing, Ha