#ThrowbackThursday: Sam commemorates 60 years of the Freedom Charter

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:


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