Congress of the People
1955 - 1980
I was there
Freedom in our Lifetime
This article was written by Nelson Mandela and appeared in Liberation, the newspaper of the Congress Movement, in June 1956
What Women Demand
This list of demands was drawn up by the Transvaal FSAW for submission to the convenors of the Congress of the People for incorporation in the Freedom Charter. It was first presented on 29 May 1955 and went through various revisions.
The document provoked a lot of discussion as it contained several controversial matters. One was that it appeared to accept the notion of separate reserves for African people; the other was that it called for birth control clinics – an advanced demand for that time.
Call to the Congress of the People
Call to the Congress of the People was a leaflet issued by the National Action Council of the Congress of the People in 1955