DesmondTutu: Part 2

Timeline created by mckennaashford
  • Desmond Tutu: 1972

    Desmond Tutu: 1972
    1972 Tutu becomes Associate Director of the Theological Education Fund in London, England.
  • Desmond Tutu: 1975

    Desmond Tutu: 1975
    1975 Tutu becomes Dean of Johannesburg. The Minister of Bantu Education decrees that arithmetic and social studies may be taught in black schools, but only in the Afrikaans language.
  • Desmond Tutu: 1976

    Desmond Tutu: 1976
    1976 Tutu writes to Prime Minister Vorster warning of the violence that will happen if oppression continues. June 16 - A peaceful demonstration by black schoolchildren in Soweto is fired on by police. Rioting erupts in black townships in protest. July - Tutu is consecrated Bishop of Lesotho.
  • Desmond Tutu:1977

    Desmond Tutu:1977
    1977 September 12 - Steven Biko dies in police custody. World protest erupts against apartheid. Tutu delivers the funeral oration.
  • Desmond Tutu: 1978

    Desmond Tutu: 1978
    1978 Tutu becomes General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. P.W. Botha becomes Prime Minister.