A complex past located in global realities
The University of Fort Hare has a complex past which will no doubt continue to occupy historians for years to come. Their task is to wade through the messiness of history and human experience and isolate patterns and themes that help convey the sense and story of a time gone by. In the case of Fort Hare, these themes are many, and they help to situate the University in the regional, national, continental and global realities of the times it has witnessed. Explore our preliminary selection of themes and come to understand why Fort Hare occupies such a hallowed place in the chronicle of higher education and liberation in Southern Africa.