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1. Oral history with Desmond Tutu 1999

Tutu, Desmond
  • Name: Tutu, Desmond (Interviewee)
  • Format: oral histories
  • Date: 1999
  • Collection Name: Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
  • Abstract: (Born 1931- ) Decision to leave teaching profession for ordination training, 1957; contextualizing Western theology into a uniquely African model; appointment as Anglican Dean of Johannesburg (1975): opportunity to articulate aspirations of the black majority to media; 1976 Soweto uprising as proof of new generation' s willingness to fight for liberation; importance of religion in Africa, world community, and anti-apartheid struggle; importance of support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] and its role in South Africa: impact of First Inquiry on Poverty in South Africa, role of Carnegie President David Hamburg, Carnegie's support of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies and the Legal Resources Centre; witness to human capacity for good and evil as co-chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.