"Why fear the one thing in a great city where there were thousands upon thousands of people? His son had gone astray in the great city, where so many others had gone astray before him, and where many others would go astray after him…" I used this picture because I think it really demonstrates why it would be easy to go astray in a place like this. If you constantly lived here burglary and violence is an understandable choice, even though it is not a good one.
"Msimangu explained that Alexandra was outside the boundaries of Johannesburg, and was a place where a black man could buy land and own a house. But the streets were not cared for, and there were no lights…" I chose this picture because it seems to fit the description in the quote perfectly. The streets aren't cared for and there are no lights.
"Down in Ndotsheni I am nobody, even as you are nobody, my brother. I am subject to the chief, who is an ignorant man. Here in Johannesburg I am a man of some importance, of some influence. I have my own business, and when it is good, I can make ten, twelve, pounds a week […] I do not say that we are free here. I do not say we are free as men should be. But at least I am free of the chief." I chose this picture because it illustrates the intelligence level of the chief quite well.
"They come out of the Court, the white on one side, the black on the other, according to custom. But the young white man breaks the custom, and he and Msimangu help the old and broken man, one on each side of him. It is not often that such a custom is broken. It is only when there is a deep experience that such a custom is broken." This picture shows how there were times when the whites and blacks were willing to help one another. Customs were broken, but they were still able to help…
"— They should enforce the pass laws, Jackson. — But I tell you the pass laws don't work. — They'd work if they were enforced. — But I tell you they're unenforceable. Do you know that we send one hundred thousand natives every year to prison, where they mix with real criminals?" This picture represents the many natives put into jail in South Africa. A lot of times they were arrested for things they did not do and some laws do not work.
"The white people are training more and more. It is strange how we move forward in some things, and stand still in others, and go backward in yet others. Yet in this matter of nurses we have a great many friends amongst the white people...But our friends stood firm, and they will train there until we have a place of our own." This picture shows the professions that would be available to the blacks and how they help build better relations with the white people.
"That is a pity.. I am not a man for segregation, but it is a pity that we are not apart. They run trams from the centre of the city, and part is for Europeans and part for us. But we are often thrown off the trams by young hooligans. And out hooligans are ready for trouble too. But the authorities, do they allow that? They do not. But they cannot watch every tram. And if a trouble develops, who can find how it began and who will tell the truth? It is a pity we are not apart."
"Now these men will spend the eighty shillings, and make more work for other people, so that the country will be richer for the eighty shillings. And many of them give generously to the boys' clubs and girls' clubs, and the social centres, and the hospitals. It is wrong to say, as they do in remote places like Bloemfontein and Grahamstown and Beaufort West, that Johannesburg thinks only of money." Picture shows people freely giving away large amounts of money.
"Many of the white people stopped their cars, and took in the black people, to help them on their journey to Alexandra. Indeed, at one robot where they stopped, a traffic officer was talking to one of these white men, and they heard the officer asking whether the white man had a license to carry the black people. I am asking no money, said the white man. But you are carrying passengers on a bus route, said the officer. Then take me to court, said the white man." Picture shows people on a…
"It suited the white man to break the tribe, he continued gravely. But it has not suited him to build something in the place of what is broken. I have pondered this for many hours and I must speak it, for it is the truth for me. They are not all so. There are some white men who give their lives to build up what is broken. But they are not enough, he said. They are afraid, that is the truth. It is fear that rules this land" This shows that there are whites who want to help but are too afraid.