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
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.