Collection 576 - Archbishop Trevor Huddleston

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GB MR-MM-576


Archbishop Trevor Huddleston


  • 1913-1998 (Creation)

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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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Trevor Huddleston collection includes correspondence on Nelson Mandela, speeches, addresses, newspaper cuttings , Free Mandela Campaigns and 1990 concert . Celebration of the Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday held at Wembley Stadium. Includes correspondence and papers relating to a service celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela (broadcast February 1990).
Audio visual collection, metering on the inauguration of Nelson Mandela. BBC program on Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa.

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