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⟶ Updated 11 Dec 2017 ⟶
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Apartheid begins, due to the Afrikaner Nationalist Party acquiring control of the government. 327 laws are passed segregating blacks from whites.
The ANC (African National Congress) encourages people to start peacefully protesting apartheid. The government starts arresting people.
The Bantu Education Act was passed to segregate schooling.
A large group of blacks protest in Sharpeville. 69 are killed and 187 are injured. As a result, the Pan-African Congress and ANC are banned.
The Special Committee Against Apartheid is formed based off The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.
Nelson Mandela is thrown in jail. He gives a long speech before because he was expecting to be executed.
Apartheid resistance sky rockets. Stephen Biko helps unify blacks.
The U.N. passes a document condemning apartheid.
575 protesters are killed in Soweto. Stephan Biko is arrested and dies in jail.
United Democratic Front is formed. They spread awareness of the horrors of apartheid.
Many apartheid laws are repealed.
F.W. de Klerk (president of South Africa) repeals remaining apartheid laws and wants a new constitution.
Nelson Mandela is elected president of South Africa.
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