South African social campaigner
Life and Accomplishments
Denis Goldberg was very influential in the anti-apartheid movement. As a white man, he was able to help bridge the gap between races that the apartheid had created. He established the COP (Congress of Democrats), which was a white anti-apartheid organization. He recruited people of all races and helped to unify the many cultures within South Africa. Goldberg worked alongside leaders like Nelson Mandela and organized apartheid protests. As a white man Goldberg was not a victim of the apartheid, however he still recognized that it was immoral and risked his life to fight for the rights of others.
"Denis Goldberg, for Years at Mandela's Side, Recalls Their Struggles." Public Radio International. Web. 14 Nov. 2015.