Collection 269 - Archbishop Trevor Huddleston

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Archbishop Trevor Huddleston


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Priest and anti-apartheid activist. Came to South Africa in 1940 and joined the Community of the Resurrection mission in Sophiatown in 1943. With the community he resisted the enforcement of apartheid laws, and wrote a book ‘Naught for your comfort’ which did much to enlarge international awareness of the violent nature of apartheid rule. With fears for his safety he was recalled to Britain in 1955. Awarded the ANC’s highest honour, Isitwalandwe Seaparankoe, in 1955 at the Congress of the People. Returned briefly to South Africa in 1991.

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Engraved Freedom Charter - original presented to Archbishop Huddleston at the Congress of the
People in Kliptown.

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