Today's Date: July 1, 2022
Checkmarx' Ana Lucia Amaral Honored as a CRN 2022 Woman of the Channel   •   Cinemark Brings the Ultimate Cinematic Experience to Riverton with Mountain View Village Theatre Now Open   •   Citizens for Judicial Fairness and Reverend Al Sharpton Applaud Nomination of Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to Third Circuit   •   Equitable Bank Releases Inaugural ESG Performance Report   •   Five Bluum Standouts Honored on CRN 2022 Women of the Channel List   •   Prime Capital Investment Advisors Partners With Female-led Crossvault Capital Management   •   Four recipients of the 2022 Awards of Excellence in Nursing announced from Indigenous Services Canada   •   Mia Becar to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign   •   Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Donates $25,000 to Ali Forney Center in Honor of Pride Month   •   Tractor Supply Company Celebrates Service Members With Nationwide Discount on the Fourth of July and Announces Grant Donation fo   •   VNA Health Care Discusses the Importance of Mammography and Cervical Cancer Screenings   •   Global Surrogacy Services Announces Outreach to Potential Gestational Surrogates in Three Southwestern States   •   NCCI Golf Event Generates $25,000 for Kids' Chance of America Scholarships   •   RNR Tire Express Surprises Tampa-Area Woman with New Car in Mother's Day Giveaway   •   Closing the Health Disparity Gap for Black Women   •   Xfinity Stream app Launches on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD   •   Tracey Hayes from MicroAge Named on CRN's 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List   •   Eight Ameriprise Financial Advisors Named to the Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List   •   Mrs. Flowers Takes the Helm at Comfort Home Care, Rockville, MD   •   Silver Spring Foods Releases First-Ever Non-GMO Horseradish Just in Time for National Horseradish Month
Bookmark and Share

Exhibition Honors Anti-Apartheid Icon

 AUSTIN, TX — The University of Texas Libraries have partnered with the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin to host an exhibition honoring the life and work of iconic human rights activist Helen Suzman, the South African leader who devoted her life to the fight against apartheid.

The panel exhibit, "Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights," will be displayed in the University Federal Credit Union Student Learning Commons at the Perry-Castañeda Library through March 27.

Suzman was a member of the South African Parliament for 36 years, from 1953-1989. She was the sole opposition voice condemning apartheid during the 13-year period (1961-1974) when she was the governing body's only member of the Progressive Party. The exhibition explores nearly four decades of Suzman's life and vision through photographs, personal letters, quotations from speeches and news articles.

Organized by the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research at the University of Cape Town, the exhibition was conceptualized, researched and written by Millie Pimstone and designed by Linda Bester. It tells of the animosity, anti-Semitism and intimidation Suzman faced throughout her career. It also highlights her enduring friendship with Nelson Mandela, which began in early 1967 when she met him at the Robben Island Prison where he was a political prisoner.

Suzman was nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Price in recognition of her contribution to the pursuit of justice in South Africa. She received the United Nations Award of the International League for Human Rights in 1978. In 1989, Queen Elizabeth conferred on her an Honorary Dame Commander (Civil Division) of the Order of the British Empire.


STORY TAGS: WOMEN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY, FEMALE, UNDERREPRESENTED, EQUALITY, GENDER BIAS, EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News