Marissa Evans

Independent Historian

Marissa K. Evans is a Geography major and African Studies minor at the University of Washington.  Her focus in geography is in development and immigration, and she enjoys making connections between these two fields of study.  She is originally from Sun Valley, Idaho, but has loved living in Seattle for the past four years.  One of her passions is working with children, and she hopes to attain a Master’s Degree in education to eventually become an elementary school teacher.

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania

Pan Africanist Congress 2008 Commemoration of the 32nd Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising Image Ownership: Public Domain The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) was officially established on April 5-6, 1959 with the goal of ending white domination in South Africa and returning the land to its … Read MorePan Africanist Congress of Azania

South African Students’ Organization (SASO)

Steve Biko, Founder of the South African Students Association Image Ownership: Public Domain The South African Students’ Organization (SASO) emerged as a unique group that re-established opposition to the South African government’s apartheid system "aboveground," as opposed to other black resistance movements that previously had … Read MoreSouth African Students’ Organization (SASO)

Apartheid (1948-1994)

Apartheid Sign, ca. 1980 Image Ownership: Public Domain Apartheid is the name of the racial institution that was established in 1948 by the National Party that governed South Africa until 1994.  The term, which literally means “apartness,” reflected a violently repressive policy designed to ensure … Read MoreApartheid (1948-1994)