A. B. Xuma: “Bridging the Gap between White and Black in South Africa”

(1930)

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Alfred Bitini Xuma’s speech “Bridging the Gap between White and Black in South Africa” was given to a multiracial audience at the South African Native College in Fort Hare, South Africa, on the evening of July 1, 1930. Xuma, a black South African, presented “Bridging the Gap between White and Black in South Africa” during an unusual event, the Bantu-European Student Christian Conference, which met between June 27 and July 3. Tracing historical developments in South Africa following the...