BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH: BILL SUTHERLAND
CHRONOLOGY OF BILL SUTHERLAND'S INVOLVEMENT IN NONVIOLENT ACTIONS
by American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
This biography of Bill Sutherland, Southern Africa Representative of the American Friends Service Committee, provides a chronology of his involvement in nonviolent actions. He had experience working with the U.S. civil rights movement and served as warehouse supervisor for Church World Service and research historian for CARE. He also toured Europe with three other members of the War Resisters League in an experimental project on the use of Gandhian methods at the international level. He served as headmaster in a small high school in the Volta region of Ghana and as private secretary to the Minister of Finance, Ghana. Sutherland also toured India, was a guest speaker at the War Resisters International Conference sponsored by the Gandhi Foundation, and served as World Peace Brigade Representative of Africa Freedom Action. Sutherland was a co-founder of Americans for South African Resistance that was established to support the South African Defiance Campaign Against Unjust Laws; this organization expanded its program and become the American Committee on Africa.
Used by permission of American Friends Service Committee.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections