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Experiencing the Rhodes Must Fall Movement

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USAID | Notre Dame Global Development Fellow, Emily Maiden, is currently in Cape Town, South Africa conduting research for the Kellogg Institute for International Studies Varieties of Democracy Project. While conducting research at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Emily has had the opportunity to witness first-hand the #RhodesMustFall Movement launched by UCT students. Below is an excerpt from her entry, "Rhodes Must Fall" in her personal blog, where Emily reflects on the roots of the movement, and its implications.

Shortly before I arrived here in Cape Town, a group of students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) launched a protest movement called #RhodesMustFall, which was initially aimed at forcing the removal of a large statue of Cecil John Rhodes from UCT’s Upper Campus...

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