Democracy thrives when informed, active, and humane citizens coexist with institutions that uphold the rule of law and shared values. Yet we see every day how fragile democracy can be. Investigate cornerstones of successful democracies, including religious freedom, a free press, media literacy, and living with difference.
Caroline Hunter, co-founder of the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement, wears a “No Bullshit, Boycott Polaroid” campaign button, advocating against Polaroid’s contract with the Apartheid government in South Africa.
Mazisi Kunene (1930-2006), a South African poet, educator and activist, was an active supporter and organizer of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Africa. He later became South Africa’s poet laureate.
Established in 1983, the United Democratic Fronts' goal was the establishment of a non-racial, united South Africa in which segregation is abolished and society is freed from institutional and systemic racism.