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Transcript of Demond Tutu
Human Right Activist
Moved to Johannesburg with family
Attended all black school, excellent edu
Received Teaching degree
" I tried to be what my teachers had been to me to these kids. Seeking to instill in them a pride, a pride in themselves. A pride in what they were doing. A pride that said they may define you as so and so. You aren't that. Make sure you prove them wrong by becoming what the potential in you says you can become"
Rise to Action
1948- National Party Elected
Inequality & segregation as official policy of apartheid
1953- Bantu Education Act
Lower standard of edu for blacks
1957- Tutu quits teaching
No interest in participating in system's inequality
Spoke out of injustices of South African Apartheid
Leader for justice and racial conciliation
Bridge the gap b/w blacks & whites
Mediator in South Africa's transition to Democracy
Oct 7 1931
Born Klerksdrop, South Africa
Father- Elementary school principle
Mother- School Housekeeper
Priest Trevor Huddleston Incident
Must disagree discrimination
Religion as power to advocate racial equality
Did not attend Medical school
Enrolled in Theological College
Received master's of Theology
Lectures in Universities nationally
Director of Theological Education of the World Council of churches in Kent
Rise to international Prominence
" I realized that I have been given a platform that was not really available to many black and most of our leaders were now in chains or in exile. Well I'm going to use this to seek to try to articulate our aspiration and the anguishes our people"
Bishop of Lesotho
Threatening letter to PM regarding inequality- rejected
General Secretary of South African Council of churches
Bishop of Johannesburg
Highest position by black man in SA Anglican Church
President of all African Conferences of Churches
Advocacy & bravery ended apartheid
Honors in introducing first black president
Head of Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Enrolled St. Peter's Theological College
First Black Angelican Deacon-
Priest of Johannsburg
Lecturer of Theology in several universities
Director of Theological Education of the World Council of Churches in Kent
''Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness''- Desmond Tutu
-He was instrumental in promoting a non-violent resistance against an apartheid. He preached peace and non-violent movements to get the point across, didn't want youth to resort to violence.
-Had an impact on the South African legal system by ending racially discriminatory laws.
-Moved up the religious ladder and was able to use this power and influence to bring about positive change
-Impact on many significant areas within South Africa, able to create equality in these areas and end segregation.
-During the long years that Nelson Mandela was in jail, Desmond spoke out and stood up when no one else was.
-Impact in his native South Africa and on the global political stage.
''As long as I made a positive and peaceful difference for my home country South Africa, that's all that matters'' -Desmond Tutu
-Will forever be remembered for speaking up when many other simply couldn't
-A prominent peace activist who is widely respected for his relentless will to achieve positive social change in South Africa.
-Won a Nobel Prize for his courage and heroism.
-Gave hope to the oppressed people of South Africa when they had none.
-Left a true legacy of loyalty.
-Will forever be remembered for bringing all of South Africa out of darkness and showing them the light.
Quote that really epitomizes his legacy:
''In my country of South Africa, we struggled for years against the evil system of apartheid that divided human beings, children of the same God, by racial classification and then denied many of them fundamental human rights. I chose to change this and create a peaceful and equal South Africa.''- Desmond Tutu
Words that symbolize Desmond Tutu and his legacy:
Stand up and fight peacefully for what's right
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Rise to international prominence
" I realized that I have been given a platform that was not really available to many blacks and most of our leaders were either in chains or in exile. Well I'm going to use this to seek to try to articulate our aspirations and the anguishes of our people"