The era of apartheid in South Africa is infamous for its utter genocidal dehumanization, deportation, impoverishment and all-around discrimination against a native population by Afrikaners. Apartheid lasted for over 40 years with the support of the United States and other world powers
Soweto school strike and uprising 1976. The walkout by pupils at Orlando West Junior School in Soweto on 30 April 1976 in protest at being taught in Afrikaans was the fuse of the movement that came to be led by Nelson Mandela and which overthrew apartheid in South Africa. By June, Soweto was in revolt and some 600 people had been killed by the police and army. But the uprising established the jailed Mandela’s ANC as a guiding force for liberation and was immediately heeded in Britain.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison
24 Startling Photos That Explain Apartheid In South Africa
Five thousand black protestors assembled outside of the Sharpeville police station on March 21, 1960, to express their anger against pass laws. The police opened fire on the protestors, killing 69 individuals, many of whom were shot in the back as they tried to escape. Source: South Africa Civil Rights
Caroline chose this picture because it shows the shocking amount of racism that remained, even after apartheid was banished. The blacks who were finally allowed to ride on a white bus were plainly ignored by the women. Caroline thinks that this picture perfectly represents racism and the horrible treatment of blacks in South Africa during that time. It also shows how far Mandela's influence and work has taken mankind.