Political and liberation struggle history of the Free State, 1961-2012
The articles published in this special edition of the Journal for Contemporary History are peer-reviewed proceeds of a colloquium held at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Campus on 24 February 2017 and at the Qwaqwa Campus on 24 March 2017. The colloquium was the initiative of Dr Chitja Twala of the Department of History at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Campus in an attempt to highlight the role the Free State Province’s political activists played in the broader struggle for liberation in South Africa. This edition of the Journal for Contemporary History questions the quiescence of academic writing in addressing the underground and aboveground political activism that took place in the Free State. The articles published in this special edition, in one way or another, dispels the widely held view that the Free State Province had but a small role to play in the struggle for liberation in South Africa.
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