Interview with Bill Sutherland

Nonviolent Warrior for Peace Reflects on Half a Century of His Life and Experience in Africa
by Bill Sutherland (Interviewee), Prexy Nesbitt (Interviewer), Mimi Edmunds (Interviewer)
with William Minter
Brooklyn, New York, United States
July 19, 2003
11 pages
The introduction includes a quote from Reverend Desmond Tutu and Southerland. Sutherland discusses the Defiance Campaign Against Unjust Laws, George Houser and Bayard Rustin of CORE, and the formation of Americans for South African Resistance and the American Committee on Africa. Sutherland discusses George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah and living in Ghana. He discusses Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Sutherland discusses Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, and Mozambique and FRELIMO leaders Samora Machel, Marcelino dos Santos and Eduardo Mondlane.
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