Leader of Soweto (South Africa) Uprising to Speak

by American Committee on Africa
with Paul Irish
New York, New York, United States
Undated, early December 1976
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Announcement of a press conference at the American Committee on Africa by Tsietsi Mashinini, president of the Student Representative Council in Soweto, which led the protests in June 1976 against the use of Afrikaans in the black high schools. These demonstrations sparked the mass rebellion that spread across South Africa. Mashinini was also president of the Johannesburg region of the Southern Africa Student Movement.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive