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Biography Explores Pan Africanist Turned Apartheid Apologist

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Max Yergan was a contemporary of African-American civil rights pioneers, including Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, singer and activist Paul Robeson, educator and writer W.E.B. Du Bois and union leader A. Phillip Randolph. Yergan was among the first black missionaries sent to South Africa by the YMCA.  What happened after that is the subject of a new book called, Max Yergan: Race Man, Internationalist, Cold Warrier.

Credits

Guest:
David Anthony - Professor of African History at UC Santa Cruz

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Dan Konecky, Jonah King