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Dr Francois Bill interview transcript

Theme: Black Man, You're On Your Own


Call Number: A02.11.1
Identifier: AL2460_A02.11.1
Title: Dr Francois Bill interview transcript
Date: 06 December 1985
Subject: Francois Bill;
Julie Frederikse;
Non-racialism;
The Unbreakable Thread;
Fort Hare University;
Federal Theological Seminary
Description: This is a transcript of an interview with Dr Francois Bill, conducted by Julie Frederikse for her book 'The Unbreakable Thread: non-racialism in South Africa', published by Ravan Press, 1990. Dr Francois Bill served as chaplain at Fort Hare University and lecturer at the Federal Theological Seminary from 1971 to 1974, both blacks only institutions in the Eastern Cape. He left the Federal Theological Seminary when the government took it over, and helped reestablish it near Pietermaritzburg. In 1981 he was elected moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa and secretary of the Alliance of Black Reformed Churches in South Africa (ABRECSA). He was detained under Emergency regulations in 1987 and held in solitary confinement while the state threatened to charge him for promulgating 'liberation theology'. He was released without charge after eight months, when his wife instigated legal action against the state. Born: 1934 at Elim Mission, Shiluvane, Transvaal. Deceased, date of death unknown. Interviewed: 1985 in Harare. Included in the SAHA online repository 'Tracing the unbreakable thread: non-racialism in South Africa today'
Creator: Interviewer: Julie Frederikse; Interviewee: Dr Francois Bill
Type: Transcripts
Format: Access Copy - PDF
Preservation Copy - Tiff
Source: SAHA Collection AL2460
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Julie Frederikse
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