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Keïta's Work Featured by Northfield Historical Society

April 9, 2013

Chérif Keita, professor of French, was the featured speaker at the annual banquet of the Northfield Historical Society on March 22 in the Great Hall at Carleton College. He spoke about his recent documentary, “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa.” The film traces the involvement of Northfield native Ida Belle Wilcox and her husband, William, both missionaries, with the struggle against white rule in South Africa. Creating the documentary involved 12 years of research documenting the connections between Northfield and the early days of the struggle for racial equality and social justice in South Africa in the late 19th century.

Written by Anna Versen '14