Join us April 16, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Martin Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, for the Annual Follett Lecture
A Time to Remember, A Time to Forget: Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and the Work of Memory
Delivered by Verne Harris, 2018-2019 Follett Chair

In this year's Follett Lecture, Verne Harris explores the work of memory and the right to forget for both individuals and collectivities. He problematizes the remembering-forgetting binary, posits a distinction between remembering and remembrancing, and asks how healing can be enabled.

Harris has been the archivist for the papers of Nelson Mandela since 2004, as Head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Centre of Memory and Dialogue. Before that, he had worked for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and was the Director of the South African History Archive (SAHA). From 1985 until 2001 he was an archivist with South Africa's State Archives Service and, beginning in 1997, the newly established National Archives of South Africa; he served as deputy director from 1993 to 2001.

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