American evangelist Dr. Billy Graham told a huge multi-racial South African audience on Saturday (March?
American evangelist Dr. Billy Graham told a huge multi-racial South African audience on Saturday (March 17) that the human race stood in danger of destroying itself in "racial conflagration" before the end of the country.
Forty-five thousand people of all races packed Durban's King's Park Rugby Stadium for one of Dr. Graham's well-known religious rallies. It was the largest multi-racial gathering in Durban's history and one of the largest ever in South Africa. The evangelist had refused to speak before segregated audiences.
He declared that the Durban rally was the highlight of his ministry.
Thousands of people went forward at the end of the rally, on Dr. Graham's invitation, to testify their faith.
In introducing the evangelist, the Rev. John Gatu, of Kenya, thanked the South African government for allowing people of all races and from countries to the north to attend the rally.