US anti-apartheid activist, Jennifer Davis, described as fearless

by SABC News
New York, New York, United States
October 24, 2019
Duration: 5:13
Type: TV broadcast
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report about Jennifer Davis, who died on October 15, 2019. Davis is described as a fearless, courageous and dedicated woman who supported freedom in South Africa. The video report includes an interview with Donna Katzin, who during apartheid worked at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and after apartheid became the Executive Director of Shared Interest. Katzen described Davis as an anti-apartheid and social justice activist. Davis worked at the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and became its Executive Director in 1981. For her leadership in the U.S. anti-apartheid movement and her commitment to human rights, Davis was honored with the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo in 2009. The video including excerpts from the video "The Making of Sun City" and the television show "South Africa Now." The report mentions liberation organizations, the defiance campaign, the Anti-Apartheid Act, the cultural community, Little Steven, democracy, activist organizations, speaking engagements, college campuses, Keep the Pressure On campaign, and Nelson Mandela. Reported by Sherwin Bryce-Pease.

Used by permission of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.