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Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada was a giant.    His contribution to the international struggle against racism has been matched by very few people.   He and his fellow Rivonia trialists were an inspiration to millions of people across the whole world and across generations, inspiring us to “take up the spear” and to fight against racism wherever we found it.   1,389 more words

The Struggle Against Apartheid

Artwork highlights a People’s History in Grand Rapids – Print #10 - the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement

Last semester, art students in Brett Colley’s class on printmaking, invited me to come talk about the Grand Rapids People’s History Project. The intent of the class was to have students investigate their own part of a People’s History of Grand Rapids and then make a print based upon an individual social movement or a particular moment in Grand Rapids history. 102 more words

Anti-Apartheid Movement

Interview with former Equity member, activist & London Recruit Joy Leman

In January 1973, former Equity member Joy Leman touched down into Johannesburg, South Africa on a secret mission for the African National Congress (ANC). Posed as a young traveller wishing to enjoy a slice of the popular tourist destination, Joy was assumed a natural ally of apartheid. 958 more words

Michael Lapsley: Redeeming the Past

When you lose both hands, an eye, and part of your ability to hear in a letter bomb attack by an agent of the apartheid state, it would be reasonable to assume that you would find it difficult to forgive the people who were responsible for the attack. 879 more words

Books And Reading

For the Joy of Reading: Ten Days

First, a confession.   I have known Gillian Slovo for many years through our involvement in the Anti-Apartheid Movement.   So you may wish to discount what I am saying.   479 more words

Books And Reading

Make Every Day a Mandela Day

July 18th celebrates Mandela Day.

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918. He fought for a democratic and free society. 155 more words