Apartheid

Amy Biehl’s Last Home

Amy Biehl went to South Africa in 1993 as a Fulbright Scholar just as the country’s Apartheid rule was coming to a close. Biehl was an American student from Stanford who always had a passion for helping others and forming connections among different cultures. In South Africa, Biehl witnessed that atrocities committed against people of color and frequently called home to her parents to talk about how the people of color had been oppressed for years under the government’s regime. Amy Biehl was murdered by a group of three South Africans who shouted anti-white slurs during an anti-white mob rally in August of 1993. Linda Biehl, Amy’s mother, visited Whittier College on Tuesday, October 9th to talk about the death of the daughter, and the lessons she learned about forgiveness.

Amy Biehl’s Last Home