Professional groups

int32a. Peter Ahrends interview clip

Peter Ahrends was born in Berlin in 1933. His family fled the Nazis and arrived in South Africa in 1937. He left at the age of 18 to study architecture in London. Peter became chair of UK Architects Against Apartheid, an affiliate of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. He campaigned for a cultural and academic boycott of South Africa and called for the de-recognition of the Institute of South African Architects by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

In this clip Peter describes his memory of witnessing racism in South Africa as a child.

int26t. Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead interview transcript

Glenys Kinnock became active in the Anti-Apartheid Movement as a student at Cardiff University. In the 1980s she spoke at numerous anti-apartheid meetings and conferences and played a central role in the ‘Children & Apartheid’ conference in Harare in 1987. She was MEP for Wales from 1994 to 2009 and served as Minister of State in the Foreign Office, 2009–10. She now sits in the House of Lords as Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out as part of the ‘Forward to Freedom’ AAM history project in 2013.

int26a. Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead interview clip

Glenys Kinnock became active in the Anti-Apartheid Movement as a student at Cardiff University. In the 1980s she spoke at numerous anti-apartheid meetings and conferences and played a central role in the ‘Children & Apartheid’ conference in Harare in 1987. She was MEP for Wales from 1994 to 2009 and served as Minister of State in the Foreign Office, 2009–10. She now sits in the House of Lords as Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead.

In this clip Glenys Kinnock describes how the testimony of children abused by the apartheid system, given at the conference in Harare, changed the way the world viewed apartheid South Africa.

int23t. Joni McDougall transcript

Joni McDougall became active in Camden Anti-Apartheid Group in 1984. She later worked full-time in the Anti-Apartheid Movement office for the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust as organiser of the international conference on ‘Children & Apartheid’, held in Harare in 1987. In 1988 she joined the Nelson Mandela Freedom March as one of the 25 marchers who walked from Glasgow to London as part of the ‘Nelson Mandela: Freedom at 70’ campaign.

This is a complete transcript of an interview carried out as part of the ‘Forward to Freedom’ AAM history project in 2013.