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Reminiscences of Desmond Tutu : oral history, 1999

Creator: Tutu, Desmond
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 13 leaves videorecordings: 2 videocassettes (35 min.) : digital betacam
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Religious leader.

Scope and Contents

(Born 1931- ) Decision to leave teaching profession for ordination training, 1957; contextualizing Western theology into a uniquely African model; appointment as Anglican Dean of Johannesburg (1975): opportunity to articulate aspirations of the black majority to media; 1976 Soweto uprising as proof of new generation' s willingness to fight for liberation; importance of religion in Africa, world community, and anti-apartheid struggle; importance of support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] and its role in South Africa: impact of First Inquiry on Poverty in South Africa, role of Carnegie President David Hamburg, Carnegie's support of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and the Legal Resources Centre; witness to human capacity for good and evil as co-chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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