Voices from Cape Town Classrooms: Oral Histories of Teachers Who Fought Apartheid available in Paperback
This volume presents the oral histories of 20 South African teachers who struggled in various ways against apartheid while teaching in the so-called "Coloured Schools" in Cape Town. Coverage includes the stories of several older teachers who were members of the radical leftist Teachers' League of South Africa, recollections from younger activist educators, and the experiences of two teachers who were imprisoned for many years. The volume is not indexed. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
The Author: Alan Wieder is an oral historian who teaches at the University of South Carolina. He has done oral history work on school desegregation in New Orleans and is the author of Race and Education: Narrative Essays, Oral Histories, and Documentary Photography (Peter Lang, 1996). This book is part of his ongoing oral history project with South African teachers.