Sharpeville Massacre, 21 March 1960 Collection

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The child is not deadthe child raises his fists against his motherwho screams Africa screams the smellof freedom and heatherin the locations of the heart under siege The child raises his fists...
Author: Ingrid Jonker
Archive Type: Poem

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Poster commemorating Sharpeville issued by the Wits Projects Committee and the Black Students Society. Source: SAHA
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Poster commemorating Sharpeville, issued by the UDF Source: SAHA
Publication date: 1985
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Documents: An anonymous Cape Town correspondent, The nineteen days (Sharpeville and the days after.before), this article has been published in SAHO's library and is part of the publication '...
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Comrade Chairman and Comrades, I would not like to temper with the great effect, in my own mind certainly and I would think yours, of the statements that have been made from this rostrum tonight. I...
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The Pan-African Congress announced on Saturday 19th March 1960, that it would embark on a campaign against the pass laws from Monday the 21st. The President, Mr. Robert Sobukwe, a lecturer in Bantu...
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By David M. Sibeko Sunday Nation, Nairobi, 22 February 1976 "Half measures are no good in this wilderness any more than a leaking boat is any good in an ocean. One needs certainty, a sense of...
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History records that on  May 13, 1902, the treaty which ended the Anglo-Boer war was signed at Vereeniging, then a small town some thirty miles from Johannesburg. Nobody could then have realised...
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Massacre at Sharpeville by Farouk Asvat People of Sharpeville Conquered As the soil of Sharpeville Now you have left your pass behind Now you have burnt the evil spirit That had bound you...
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Post-graduate Heritage Studies Student University of the Witwatersrand March 2000 Introduction The emergence of the post-1994 South Africa is characterised by processes aimed at shaping a 'new...
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A Poem about Sharpeville by Dennis Brutus What is important about Sharpeville is not that seventy died: nor even that they were shot in the back retreating, unarmed, defenseless and...
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Our Sharpeville by Ingrid de Kok I was playing hopscotch on the slate when the miners roared past in lorries, their arms raised, signals at a crossing their chanting foreign and familiar,...
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Poster Commemorating Sharpeville Massacre, issued by the Wits Projects Committee Source: SAHA
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Mini, Big strong smiling Mini and Khayinga and Mkaba who loved llfe no less, have been robbed of their most precious possession, life. Our comrades fell in Verwoerd's Pretoria bitten in the...
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Poster commemorating ths Sharpeville Massacre Source: SAHA
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Poster commemorating Sharpeville Massacre, issueb by the Wits Project Committee Source: SAHA
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Painting of the Sharpeville Massacre by Paddy Bouma Source: mandela-long-walk-to-freedom.blogspot.com

More than fifty years ago, a massacre shocked the world and proved beyond doubt the inherent monstrosity of the apartheid system. It may have taken another 30 years for it to fall, but it was...
Publication date: 21 March 2013
Archive Type: Articles