Title: Unity in action, a photographic History of the African National Congress, South Africa 1912 -1982
Photographer(s): Various photographers
Writer(s): Oliver R. Tambo
Publisher(s): African National Congress, London, England
Size: 21 x 30 cm
Print: A.G. Bishop & Son Ltd, Orpington, Kent, England
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: South Africa, 1912 - 1982
Consisting of more than 150 photographs and documents, including many that are rare and previously unpublished, this book depicts with clarity and drama the inspiring story of the struggle for national liberation relentlessly waged by the oppressed people of South Africa.
This pictorial history commemorating the 70th anniversary of the formation of the ANC, is a contribution to that endeavour. All too frequently cameras, like historians, focus on the rules and relegate the people to the background. Most books on South African history tend to be illustrated with photographs of Governors, racist Ministers, military parades and the leisured white minority. The photographs in this book, many of which were taken by militants of the liberation movement, place the people of South Africa in the centre - depicting their lives, their conditions, their resistance.
This is their story, a South African history.
By the introduction of the book