The Meaning of Mandela

The Meaning of Mandela from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death, David Gordon – a native of South Africa and associate professor of history at Bowdoin – talks with fellow history professor Patrick Rael about Mandela’s historical and symbolic legacy for South Africans.

Gordon, whose research focuses on southern and central African history over the last two centuries, was recently interviewed about his new book Invisible Agents for the podcast “Africa Past & Present”.

thumb:Eco Service Day 2014 brought students to Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick, where they were growing seeds for the Bowdoin Organic Garden. Image from the new Sustainability website. Click photo to visit site.