A Tribute to George Houser from Connie Field and Rick Tejada‐Flores

by Connie Field, Rick Tejada‐Flores, Clarity Films
Berkeley, California, United States
September 21, 2015
Publisher: Clarity Films
Duration: 9:44
Type: Movie
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This video was created for the memorial of longtime social justice activist George M. Houser, who passed away at the age of 99 on August 19, 2015. As an activist he consistently fought for causes decades before the world caught up with them. The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) called him "one of the most important yet least-heralded activists of the 20th century."  The movie includes interviews with George Houser and Walter Sisulu of the African National Congress (ANC). The video discusses nonviolence, the civil rights movement, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Journey of Reconciliation, Bayard Rustin, apartheid, the Defiance Campaign, Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, Nelson Mandela, and the Rivonia Trial. The video is excerpted from the documentaries "The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It" and" Have You Heard from Johannesburg."

Used by permission of Clarity Films, producer of Have You Heard from Johannesburg, which provided the video to the African Activist Archive Project.