David Johnson


Sam was highly regarded for his sharp intellect and rigor. Among the young and old, men, women, children, he was a welcome presence wherever he journeyed. He was warm and kind, going out of his way to assist; he made people feel good; and he loved laughter.

Many progressive people in Africa were genuinely outraged on learning that the late President Burnham of Guyana, during whose regime the great black intellectual Walter Rodney was killed in mysterious circumstances, was set to be recognized by South Africa as a champion of African liberation. Thankfully the plan aborted