Founded in 1912 as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), the ANC initially worked within the law to oppose racial oppression. The ANC was banned in 1960 but continued to function underground inside South Africa and in exile. In 1961, the previously non-violent ANC adopted a policy of armed resistance, establishing Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) or MK as its armed wing. President F. W. de Klerk removed the ban on the ANC in 1990 and ANC leaders engaged in negotiations with white leaders which led to the 1994 democratic elections. The ANC is the dominant political party in South Africa, having won more than two-thirds of the vote in the 2004 national elections.
Personal Letter: "Exchange of Correspondence between the African National Congress, the South African Indian Congress, and the Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa between 21 January and 20 February 1952" By D.U. Mistry, Y.A. Cachalla, Y.M. Dadoo, M. Aucamp, W.M. Sisulu, J.S. Moroka [more info] [Go to source directly and leave this site]
Interview:Walter Sisulu interview by George Houser