Thursday, 31 May 2012

Exhibition: Ruth First: A Revolutionary Life. Early Anti-Apartheid Journalism and Activism

To coincide with the Ruth First Papers project symposium, taking place on the 7th of June the Library  has put up a small (two cases) display of material from the Ruth First and related collections.

This exhibition concentrates on the period 1946-1964 when Ruth First was active in South Africa as both journalist and activist and includes material relating to the Bethal farm labour scandal, the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial, the banning of the Guardian and the subsequent Freedom of the Press Conference of November 1951, Ruth First's journalism, her banning and arrest and detention under the 90-day law.

The exhibition is on the fourth floor of Senate House, in the Membership Hall of the Senate House Library and admission is free (just say at the membership desk you wish to see the exhibition).

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