South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid

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Protest at Belgravia High School and Allan Boesak speech about organizing against apartheid
Cape Town, South Africa 1985

Large group of students at Blegravia High School in Atholone hold protest march and symbolic burial. Excerpt of speech by Allan Boesak rejected apartheid reforms and calling for consumer boycotts and other actions. Jeremy Cronin honors Victoria Mxenge and other activists who have been killed by government agents, including reading of poem "The Hangman's Noose" (tape ends before poem is finished.) Cronin served seven-year prison sentence for his work with the South African Communist Party. He also was active with the United Democratic Front in the late 1980s.

Collection: Community Video Education Trust (CVET)

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