South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

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Walter Sisulu at Hector Peterson Memorial



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Walter Sisulu, who was elected as Secretary-General of the African National Congress, acknowledged the importance of the organizing by young people during the mid-1970s while he and other liberation movement leaders were imprisoned on Robben Island. Here Sisulu stands at a memorial to Hector Peterson (also spelled Pieterson)"and all other young heroes and heroines of our struggle who laid down their lives for freedom, peace, and democracy."

By George M. Houser

1994

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AODL African Studies Center MSU Matrix NEH