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Anti-apartheid used to be essentially the most major overseas motives of the overdue 20th century. The booklet presents the 1st specific background of the emergence of anti-apartheid activism in Britain and the us, tracing the community of people and teams who formed the ethical and political personality of the move.

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E. B. Du Bois, who not only agreed to publish an American edition of Native Life, but also read an address on the South African leader’s behalf at the Pan-African Congress of 1921. Plaatje spent over 18 months in North America, staying in New York, Chicago and Washington and undertaking extensive tours of the eastern and southern States, and he was particularly impressed by the Tuskegee Institute, where he struck up a friendship with the principal, Robert Moton. When Plaatje returned to South Africa in 1923, it was to a country recovering from a wave of post-war discontent, embodied in the uprising of white workers in the 1922 Rand Revolt, a rising militancy among black industrial workers, and the suppression of the separatist Israelites movement in the Bullhoek massacre.

Smuts’ reply, unsurprisingly, was that Congress was unrepresentative, and their claims gave a false impression of South African native policy. 75 Likewise, the 1919 delegation were able to draw upon Plaatje’s Brotherhood contacts, for public speaking platforms as well as their political influence (Arthur Henderson having played a key role in securing the meeting with Lloyd George). com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-02 28 while a diverse range of groups, from the National Liberal Club to the Free Church Council, gave the Congress delegates a hearing.

Loram, and the Rev. Thomas Jesse Jones, who had recently toured South Africa as a delegate of the PhelpsStokes Commission of Enquiry. 19 Jones’ position was motivated by more than the usual white paternalist niceties, as there was a degree of tension between Jesse Jones and the YMCA, exhibited by the response of E. C. 20 The Yergan case was also taken up forcefully by W. E. B. 21 Yergan also found support from within the Phelps-Stokes Commission delegation, in the shape of James Aggrey who, reportedly, spoke in glowing terms about Yergan to Oswin Bull.

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