Helen Suzman’s memoir, In No Uncertain Terms, recalls her courageous 36 years in South Africa's parliament in readable and meticulous detail. The preface by Nelson Mandela shows the respect many people have for Suzman. Those with little background in the history of apartheid will gain an understanding the complexity of society in during Suzman’s political career.
Helen Suzman was one of South Africa’s most vociferous opponents of apartheid during her 36-year career (1953-1989) as a Member of Parliament.Her courage and commitment to justice and civil rights earned her two Nobel Prize nominations and numerous honorary doctorates from universities across the globe. Her tireless advocacy, wit, and passion brought the brutal treatment of black South African to the attention of the world community and thus helped to create a worldwide anti-apartheid movement. Mrs. Suzman lived to witness South Africa’s transition to a multi-racial democracy and the election of Nelson Mandela as President. Video clip of Claire’s gallery talk at the Birmingham Civil Right Institute: Claire Datnow’s presentation for the Helen Suzman Exhibit at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute