Memorial Plaque at University of the Witwatersrand
We were pleased to hear that the screening and discussion of “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” in the Great Hall at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in April 2011 acted as a catalyst for a memorial plaque at Wits. (Larry’s undergraduate alma mater).
The Director of Wits Alumni Peter Maher writes:
“The screening of your documentary proved to be the catalyst for the memorial plaque. The observation was made during the discussion after the screening of the film that we have not sufficiently acknowledged, recognised and honoured the role played by Wits and Witsies in challenging and opposing apartheid.
As one direct outcome, and in record speed, the University approved the concept of a commemorative plaque and had it installed and unveiled within a year of the RFK screening (which happily coincided with the premiere screening of a documentary of anti-apartheid demonstrations at Wits over the decades, “Shooting Sardines in a Barrel.”