South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

Interview Segment

Desmond Tutu interviewed by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
January 15, 1986 Detroit, Michigan, United States.
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"We are thoroughly detribalized. It is the government of South Africa that has sought to exacerbate tribal feelings." [1:00]

Bishop Desmond Tutu explains to an American audience in January 1986 how the concept of tribe has been used by the government to seek to divide and rule the African population and how it has contributed to anger at collaborators with the government

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Collection: American Black Journal

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