First president: a life of John L. Dube, founding president of the ANC

Hughes, Heather (2011) First president: a life of John L. Dube, founding president of the ANC. Jacana Media, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 9781770098138

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Abstract

John L. Dube is mostly remembered today as the founding president of the African National Congress in 1912, yet it is the sheer breadth of his achievements that impresses. Inspired by the struggles of African Americans for political and social equality, he became the leading campaigner for Africans' rights in South Africa through the first half of the twentieth century. Apart from being active in Congress politics, he was the founder of the Phlange Institute near Durban (where Nelson Mandela cast his vote in the first democratic elections of 1994), and of the newspaper Ilanga Lase Natal - both of them still in operation. In addition to being an ordained clergyman, he authored the first Zulu novel and published several other works besides. This biography traces the story of his life, revealing much that has either been hidden or forgotten.

Item Type:Book or Monograph
Keywords:Nationalism, South Africa, ANC, John Dube
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V253 Southern African History
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:5627
Deposited By: Heather Hughes
Deposited On:22 May 2012 18:04
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 09:21

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