A Google Earth Tour: Race, History, and Politics in Trevor Noah’s South Africa

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Monday, November 11, 2019
7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Event Description

Using Google Earth technology and historic photographs displayed on Hunt Library’s large-scale Game Lab screen, NC State’s Dr. Timothy Hinton will provide a historical framework for issues Trevor Noah tackles in his book Born a Crime, this year’s Common Reading selection. Virtually traveling throughout South Africa, we will see images of places and spaces mentioned in the book, as well learn about apartheid and the struggle for liberation. Dr. Hinton is a professor of philosophy and is originally from South Africa, earning his BA and MA from Wits University in Johannesburg. Space is limited; please reserve your space at go.ncsu.edu/bornacrimetour.


Departure of the Fingoes
Departure of the Fingoes (1840)


From Excursions in Western Africa, and Narrative of A Campaign in Kaffir-Land, on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, opp. Pg. 44


Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at marian_fragola@ncsu.edu or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

A google earth image of Soweto

Featured Speakers

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    Dr. Timothy Hinton
    Professor of Philosophy