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My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa - Lorraine Abramson - <span class="date-display-single">10/08/2013 - 4:00pm</span>

My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa

10/08/2013 - 4:00pm

Union South - Wisconsin Union - TITU

My Race is the memoir of a gifted Jewish athlete growing up under the apartheid system of South Africa. Lorraine Lotzof Abramson shares her unique vantage point on the apartheid experience. She provides a first-hand account of her growing unease with the system of social inequality that simultaneously excluded her and celebrated her.

Lorraine Abramson

About Presenter Lorraine Abramson

 

Lorraine Lotzof Abramson was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she studied early childhood education at the Teachers Training College. A championship runner, she competed in the 1961 and 1965 Maccabi Games in Israel as a member of the South African track team, winning three gold medals. However, her hopes of being on the 1964 South African Olympic Team were shattered when South Africa was expelled from the Olympics due to its apartheid policies. In 1968 she married an American and moved to the United States. She represented the U.S. at the 1973 Maccabi Games.

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My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa


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