In this week's Throwback Thursday feature, Sam looks at the Freedom Charter with guests Nechama Brodie and Prof Raymond Suttner.
The Congress of the People – where the Freedom Charter was formally approved by several thousand delegates – was held over the weekend of 25 to 26 June 1955 in an open field in Kliptown, south of Johannesburg. It was a colourful and dramatic affair. For Ellen Lambert the CoP was seen as “the day of liberation like Martin Luther's meeting where he gave the ‘I have a dream' speech”.
Nechama speaks about her research on this day.
Listen to the full conversation below: