ZA COM MR-AAO-141
Dennis Brutus : [Part 1]
- 1924-01-01 - 2009-12-31 (Accumulation)
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Personal archive ; The University of York holds a substantial archive covering the period 1958-1972. It contains poems, correspondence, minutes, IDAF documents, AAM papers and SAN-ROC documents.
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Dr Dennis Vincent Brutus was a Zimbabwean-born South African activist, educator, journalist and poet best known for his campaign to have apartheid South Africa banned from the Olympic Games. His efforts eventually led to the country’s expulsion from the Games in 1970. Following 18 months on Robben Island and another year of house arrest, Brutus and his family were allowed to leave South Africa, settling in London in 1966. In 1970 he moved to the USA, and was granted political asylum in 1983. He was president of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC).