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Apartheid South Africa

Poster made by the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the United Kingdom highlighting the discrimination of the apartheid system. It was introduced by by DF Malan’s Herenigde Nasionale Party (HNP – ‘Reunited National Party’) in 1948 and lasted until the end of FW De Klerk’s government in 1994.

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Today (February 11th) in 1990 Nelson Mandela, the leading anti-apartheid campaigner was freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years.

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Invictus (2009) In this drama based on real-life events, director Clint Eastwood tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected president Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa. Based on John Carlin's book, the film stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon (both Oscar nominated) as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the scrappy South African team that makes a run for the championship.

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Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Hillbrow neighbourhood of Johannesburg, South Africa. built in 1975. The 54-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments. During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.[2] By the 1990s, after the end of apartheid, many gangs moved into the building and it became extremely unsafe. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay

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Nelson Mandela is the epitome of the fight against the unjust and tyrannical apartheid system of South Africa. For the cause of creating an equal and fair society, Nelson Mandela paid with an interminably long jail sentence. Despite the injustice of going to jail for trying to overthrow apartheid, Nelson Mandela did not become embittered and revengeful. Through forgiveness, he left the way open to negotiations and with considerable skill helped bring about the end of apartheid.

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As we celebrate Dr. King's legacy, voting rights are more threatened now than in 50 years The 1965 Voting Rights Act was the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. By ending the electoral system of racial apartheid across the South, the VRA finally guaranteed that millions of African Americans could exercise the one right that...

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Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

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