Columbia College Chicago

January 13, 2012

ANC 100th Anniversary Exhibit

TITLE: Freedom & Justice: The 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress
Contact: CADC(
DATES: January 13 through May 5, 2012
LOCATION: Library, 1st floor, 624 S. Michigan Ave.

In concert with this year’s Critical Encounters theme of Rights, Radicals, and Revolutionaries, this exhibit “Freedom & Justice: The 100th Anniversary of the African National Congress” celebrates the centennial of the African National Congress (ANC), the African national liberation movement formed in 1912.

Currently the leading party in South Africa, ANC was founded as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) in January 1912. Its mission was to increase the rights of the black South African population and a key objective of ANC today is the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, and democratic society.

In 1994, after decades of resistance and frequently violent conflict, the ANC enjoyed a decisive victory when citizens voted in the country’s first national election and chose ANC candidate Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa. 
The African National Congress (ANC) exhibit contains material from the Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection housed in College Archives & Digital Collections at Columbia College Chicago.

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