Interview with Ted Lockwood

by Edgar Lockwood (Interviewee), David Goodman (Interviewer)
with William Minter
Durham, North Carolina, United States
November 16, 2004
23 pages
Type: Interview Transcript
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
A lawyer, Episcopal priest, and activist, Edgar (Ted) Lockwood was director of the Washington Office on Africa from 1972 to 1980. From 1983 to 1985, he served as a regional representative for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) based in Zimbabwe. Lockwood discusses his work with Bill Johnston and Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa (ECSA) and being an observer at the trial of Dean Gonville ffrench-Beytagh, Anglican dean of the cathedral in Johannesburg, in 1971. Lockwood also discusses his work at the Washington Office on Africa to repeal the Byrd Amendment that allowed the importation of chrome and nickel from Rhodesia and being an election observer at Zimbabwe’s 1980 independence election. Lockwood discusses Joaquim Chissano of Frelimo, SWAPO, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC). He also discusses the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), Robert Mugabe, Edgar Tekere, Eddison Zvogbo, Sister Janice McLaughlin, and George Houser and the American Committee on Africa.
This interview was conducted as research for the book No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000. With assistance of Aluka (, the interview was transcribed and prepared for presentation on the web. The transcript was reviewed by the interviewee, and an introduction was prepared by one of the editors of No Easy Victories. The transcript also is available on the No Easy Victories website.
Used by permission of William Minter, Editor, No Easy Victories