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Janet Cherry interview transcript - part 1

Theme: Straddling Both Camps, The People's and The Enemy's

Call Number: A03.04.1a
Identifier: AL2460_A03.04.1a
Title: Janet Cherry interview transcript - part 1
Date: 27 May 1985
Subject: Non-racialism;
Julie Frederikse;
Janet Cherry;
The Unbreakable Thread;
National Union of South African Students (NUSAS)
Description: This is part one of the transcript of an interview with Janet Cherry, conducted by Julie Frederikse for her book 'The Unbreakable Thread: non-racialism in South Africa', published by Ravan Press, 1990. Janet Cherry helped found branches of the UDF and ECC in Port Elizabeth while working at the Eastern Cape Adult Literacy Project. She has endured continual harassment and physical attacks on her home, office, car and person, and has been detained five times since 1985. She was held without charge, mainly in solitary confinement, for nearly a year in 1986-87. In 1988 she went to work for the Port Elizabeth IDASA office, was detained again, then released under restriction. She was awarded the Reebok International Human Rights Award for Young Activists in December 1988, though her restrictions prevented her from personally accepting the prize in New York. Born: 1961 in Cape Town. Interviewed: 1985 in Port Elizabeth. Included in the SAHA online repository 'Tracing the unbreakable thread: non-racialism in South Africa today'
Creator: Interviewer: Julie Frederikse; Interviewee: Janet Cherry
Type: Transcript
Format: Access copy - PDF
Preservation copy - Tiff
Source: SAHA Collection AL2460
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: Julie Frederikse
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