Series 3 - Scrap Book 3

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Scrap Book 3


  • 1963-1968 (Creation)

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Loose newspaper cuttings

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The physical item forms part of the personal papers of Robert Sobukwe which he collected and which were looked after by his wife Veronica and his children after his death. The scrapbooks are presently held in trust at the archive of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Museum & Learning Centre.

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The newspaper clips were collected by Robert Sobukwe whilst held on Robben Island.

Newspaper coverage of the reign of two Popes, John XXIII, and his successor Paul VI; issues of religion, the churches and race relations; series of interviews by Benjamin Pogrund with various church representatives; Walter Sisulu giving evidence at the Rivonia trial about ANC decision to train guerrillas; political map of Africa in 1967; banned academic Dr. Hoffenberg leaving South Africa; photographs of Nikita Khrushchev, Prime Minister of Soviet Union; Madie Hall Xuma leading march of Black & White in Washington; UN walk out at General Assembly in protest against Apartheid after speech of Mr Jooste, chief delegate of South Africa; various articles by Wayfarer relating to religious matters; news from the African continent.

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Some of the newspaper cuttings are not in chronological order.

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Permission to use the items for publication has to be obtained from the Sobukwe family.

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The scrapbooks are presently held in trust at the archive of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Museum & Learning Centre.

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