Brutus used sports to fight apartheid

Poet encouraged, led others, to use sports to end oppression in South Africa
by Richard E. Lapchick
Orlando, Florida, United States
December 31, 2009
Publisher: ESPN.com
3 pages
Type: Article
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Richard E. Lapchick writes about the impact Dennis Brutus had on his life over a period of 40 years and Brutus’ focus on sports as a means for organizing against apartheid. This statement, occasioned by Brutus’ death in December 2009, was produced for ESPN.com, on which Lapchick is a regular commentator on issues of diversity in sport.
Used by permission of Richard E. Lapchick and ESPN.com where this article was originally published.