The struggle to free South Africa from its apartheid shackles was long and complex. One of the many ways in which the apartheid regime maintained its stranglehold in South Africa was through controlling the freedom of speech and the flow of information, in an effort to silence the voices of those who opposed it. United by the ideals of freedom and equality, but also nuanced by a wide variety of persuasions, the 'voices of liberation' were many: African nationalists, communists, trade-unionists, pan-Africanists, English liberals, human rights activists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Jews, to name but a few.
The Voices of Liberation series ensures that the debates and values that shaped the liberation movement are not lost. The series offers a unique combination of biographical information with selections from original speeches and writings in each volume. By providing access to the thoughts and writings of some of the many men and women who fought for the dismantling of apartheid, this series invites the contemporary reader to engage directly with the rich history of the struggle for democracy.
This volume presents a brief biography of South Africas first Nobel Peace Prize winner, Albert Luthuli, followed by a selection from the many speeches he made, first as President of the Natal branch of the African National Congress and then as President-General. The book concludes with a reflection on his legacy from a current perspective and a further reading list.
From Groutville to Adams College
From Adams College to Groutville
His early political work
Luthuli of the ANC
The Nobel Prize for Peace and after
A concluding summary
Wake up, Africans! Wake up!
The road to freedom is via the cross
Freedom Day message
Freedom in our lifetime
The challenge of our time
The implications of the Freedom Charter
The African National Congress in recent years
What is aimed at with the African people
The struggle must go on
Letter to the Prime Minister, JG Strijdom
Our vision is a democratic society
Africa and freedom
We dont want crumbs
On the Rivonia Trial
Excerpts from Chief Luthulis evidence at the Treason Trial
Bibliography and further reading