(1948) United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PREAMBLE Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which … Read More(1948) United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

(1947) W.E.B. DuBois, “An Appeal to the World : A Statement of Denial of Human Rights to Minorities…”

(1947) W.E.B. DuBois, “An Appeal to the World : A Statement of Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress.” Introduction There are in … Read More(1947) W.E.B. DuBois, “An Appeal to the World : A Statement of Denial of Human Rights to Minorities…”

(1960) Patrice Lumumba’s Last Letter to Pauline Lumumba

My beloved companion, I write you these words not knowing whether you will receive them, when you will receive them, and whether I will still be alive when you read them. Throughout my struggle for the independence of my country, I have never doubted for … Read More(1960) Patrice Lumumba’s Last Letter to Pauline Lumumba

(1890) George Washington Williams’s Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo

  Image Ownership: Public Domain George Washington Williams, “An Open Letter to His Serene Majesty Leopold II, King of the Belgians and Sovereign of the Independent State of Congo By Colonel, The Honorable Geo. W. Williams, of the United States of America,” 1890 Good and … Read More(1890) George Washington Williams’s Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo

(1973) Black Ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church: Statement on Apartheid

Black Ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church: Statement on Apartheid Statement by Black Ministers of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Afrika (Dutch Reformed Church in Africa) Johannesburg November 16, 1973 The ministers fraternal of the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa met to discuss newspaper reports … Read More(1973) Black Ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church: Statement on Apartheid

(1972) SASO: Black Students and the University

SASO The University—What Does it Mean to You? From a pamphlet of SASO, the South African Students’ Organization 1972 Not many of us are thinking seriously about a university among our people except to suggest a craving for higher education. To many of us this … Read More(1972) SASO: Black Students and the University

(1971) SASO Resolution on Black Theology

South African Students Organization (SASO) “Resolution on Black Theology” Resolution No. 57 taken at General Students’ Council 1971 This G.S.C. believes that: (1) Black theology is not a theology of absolutes, but grapples with existential situations. Black theology is not a theology of theory but … Read More(1971) SASO Resolution on Black Theology