Ben Magubane interviewed by Sean Fields October 11, 2004 Durban, South Africa.
Although neither of Ben Magubane’s parents could read, he attended school and received a scholarship to attend the non-European section of University of Natal in 1954. He came to the United States and completed a Ph.D. in sociology. In 1967, Magubane went to teach at University of Zambia, where he became active with the African National Congress; Oliver Tambo (“OR”), President of the ANC, often worked at his house. Magubane returned to the United States to teach and was active with the ANC and in anti-apartheid organizing.