The Sharpeville and Langa Massacres: Rewriting History

March 21, 2017 marks the 57th anniversary of the Sharpeville and Langa massacres. It was on this day 57 years ago that the Pan Africanist Congress under the leadership of Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe embarked on a protest march against the hated pass laws. The march was known as the anti-pass campaign. Police opened fire on unarmed protesters killing 69 of them. The government of Nelson Mand...

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The Sharpeville and Langa Massacres: Rewriting History

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The Sharpeville and Langa Massacres: Rewriting His...

March 21, 2017 marks the 57th anniversary of the Sharpeville and Langa massacres. It was on this day 57 years ago that the Pan Africanist Congress und...

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