South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Interview Segment

Billy Nair interviewed by D Shongwe
July 12, 2002 in Durban, South Africa.
"The State wanted to actually bottle us up, thinking that the struggle will die out..." [4:36]

Billy Nair, one of the Treason Trialists who was active in the Indian Congress, describes how the Treason Trial was an attempt to demobilize leaders who organized the Congress of the People, where the Freedom Charter was adopted. Nair served his prison term with Nelson Mandela and other political leaders on Robben Island.

Collection: Voices of Resistance, Gandhi-Luthuli Documentation Centre

AODL African Studies Center MSU Matrix NEH