"We won't move!", Sophiatown in defence, 1955

Item

Title
"We won't move!", Sophiatown in defence, 1955
Identifier
eng pg43-WE_Wont_Move
Description
In 1954 the apartheid government was determined to demolish Sophiatown, the multi-racial suburb of Johannesburg. The African National Congress (ANC), encouraged by Mandela, campaigned vigorously to resist, pictured here saying, "We won't move!", Sophiatown, 1955. When the police arrived that first day, people banged and tapped with stones and iron bars against the lamp-posts and Sophiatown echoed in defiance.
Creator
Schadeberg, Jurgen, 1931-
Date Created
1955
Source
Best of SA collection
Subject
Apartheid--South Africa--Sophiatown (Johannesburg)
Political activists--South Africa--Sophiatown (Johannesburg)
Forced migration--South Africa--Sophiatown (Johannesburg)
Political slogans--South Africa--Sophiatown (Johannesburg)
Sophiatown (Johannesburg, South Africa)--Social conditions
License
Publisher
University of Cape Town. Libraries
Rights
Copyright held by the photographer, Jrgen Schadeberg. Please contact the Special Collections at the University of Cape Town Libraries for further information about using and/or publishing this photograph.
Replaces
islandora:7455