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United States singing legend Stevie Wonder describes his commitment against apartheid at a press conference at UN Headquarters in 1985. (file)
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Stories from the UN Archive: Stevie Wonder sounds a note against apartheid

“You know you are saying something right,” Stevie Wonder told reporters at UN Headquarters on his birthday in 1985. “I really don’t mind being banned. The sad thing is, I’d like to see South Africa, and I’d like to unite with my brothers and sisters in South Africa, but as long as this condition exists in the world, we cannot continue to support it as a country, as a people. We did away with it here. We can damn sure do away with it there.”