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Soweto uprising

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The Soweto uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. [1]

77 relations: A Dry White Season, A Dry White Season (novel), Abscess, African National Congress, Afrikaans, Afrikaners, André Brink, Andre Stander, Anthony Sampson, Apartheid, Azanian People's Organisation, Bantu languages, Bantu peoples in South Africa, Bantustan, Baruch Hirson, BBC Sound Archive, Black Consciousness Movement, Cape Town, Crowd control, Cry Freedom, Dean (Christianity), Demonstration (protest), Department of Bantu Education, Desmond Tutu, Drum (South African magazine), Economic sanctions, First language, Hastings Ndlovu, Hector Pieterson, Henry Kissinger, History of South Africa, Hofstra University, Hugh Masekela, International Day of the African Child, Internet Archive, Joe Slovo, Johannesburg, John Vorster, Kagiso, Les Payne, Liberation before education, Mbuyisa Makhubo, Medium of instruction, Melville Edelstein, Miriam Makeba, Morris Isaacson High School, Naledi High School, Nelson Mandela, Non-Racialism, Peter Magubane, ..., Photojournalism, Police brutality, Port Elizabeth, Puppet state, Rhodesia, Richard Attenborough, Sam Nzima, Sarafina! (film), Self-determination, Sharpeville massacre, South Africa, South African Army, South African Police, South African rand, Soweto, Soweto Blues, Stander (film), Steve Biko, Teboho MacDonald Mashinini, Transkei, United Nations Security Council, United Nations Security Council Resolution 392, United States Secretary of State, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Zululand, White South Africans, Zulu language. Expand index (27 more) »

A Dry White Season

A Dry White Season is a 1989 American drama-historical film directed by Euzhan Palcy and starring Donald Sutherland, Jürgen Prochnow, Marlon Brando, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae and Susan Sarandon.

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A Dry White Season (novel)

A Dry White Season (Afrikaans) is a 1979 novel by Afrikaner novelist André Brink.

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An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body.

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African National Congress

The African National Congress (ANC) is the Republic of South Africa's governing political party.

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Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Afrikaners are a Southern African ethnic group descended from predominantly Dutch settlers first arriving in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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André Brink

André Philippus Brink, (29 May 1935 – 6 February 2015) was a South African novelist.

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Andre Stander

Andre Stander (1946 – 13 February 1984) (pronounced STUN-der, not STAND-er) was a South African criminal and policeman.

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Anthony Sampson

Anthony Terrell Seward Sampson (3 August 1926 – 18 December 2004) was a British writer and journalist.

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Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.

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Azanian People's Organisation

The Azanian People's Organisation (AZAPO) is a South African political party.

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Bantu languages

The Bantu languages (English:, Proto-Bantu: */baⁿtʊ̀/) technically the Narrow Bantu languages, as opposed to "Wide Bantu", a loosely defined categorization which includes other "Bantoid" languages are a large family of languages spoken by the Bantu peoples throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Bantu peoples in South Africa

Blacks from South Africa were at times officially called "Bantu" by the apartheid regime.

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A Bantustan (also known as Bantu homeland, black homeland, black state or simply homeland) was a territory set aside for black inhabitants of South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia), as part of the policy of apartheid.

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Baruch Hirson

Baruch Hirson (10 December 1921 – 3 October 1999) was a South African political activist and historian.

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BBC Sound Archive

The BBC Sound Archive is a collection of audio recordings maintained by the BBC and founded in 1936.

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Black Consciousness Movement

The Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) was a grassroots anti-Apartheid activist movement that emerged in South Africa in the mid-1960s out of the political vacuum created by the jailing and banning of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress leadership after the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960.

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Cape Town

Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.

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Crowd control

Crowd control is a public security practice where large crowds are managed to prevent the outbreak of crowd crushes, affray, fights involving drunk and disorderly people or riots.

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Cry Freedom

Cry Freedom is a 1987 British-South African epic drama film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in late-1970s apartheid era South Africa.

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Dean (Christianity)

A dean, in a church context, is a cleric holding certain positions of authority within a religious hierarchy.

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Demonstration (protest)

A demonstration or street protest is action by a mass group or collection of groups of people in favor of a political or other cause; it normally consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers.

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Department of Bantu Education

The Department of Bantu Education was an organ created by the National Party government of South Africa in 1953.

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Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African Anglican cleric and theologian known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist.

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Drum (South African magazine)

DRUM is a South African family magazine mainly aimed at black readers containing market news, entertainment and feature articles.

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Economic sanctions

Economic sanctions are commercial and financial penalties applied by one or more countries against a targeted country, group, or individual.

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First language

A first language, native language or mother/father/parent tongue (also known as arterial language or L1) is a language that a person has been exposed to from birth or within the critical period.

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Hastings Ndlovu

Hastings Ndlovu (1961 – 16 June 1976) was a schoolboy who was killed in the Soweto uprising against the apartheid system in South Africa.

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Hector Pieterson

Hector Pieterson (19 August 1963 – 16 June 1976) was a South African schoolboy who was shot and killed during the Soweto uprising, when police opened fire on students protesting the enforcement of teaching in Afrikaans.

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Henry Kissinger

Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger, May 27, 1923) is an American statesman, political scientist, diplomat and geopolitical consultant who served as the United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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History of South Africa

The first humans are believed to have inhabited South Africa more than 100,000 years ago.

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Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian university in Hempstead, New York.

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Hugh Masekela

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer.

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International Day of the African Child

The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991,when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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Joe Slovo

Joe Slovo (born Yossel Mashel Slovo; 23 May 1926 – 6 January 1995) was a South African politician, an opponent of the apartheid system.

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Johannesburg (also known as Jozi, Joburg and Egoli) is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.

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John Vorster

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Kagiso is a township situated in the Krugersdorp area west of Johannesburg in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

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Les Payne

Leslie "Les" Payne (July 12, 1941 – March 19, 2018) was an American journalist.

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Liberation before education

Liberation before education was a slogan of some activists in South Africa from 1976 in rejecting the education offered black children in Apartheid-era South Africa.

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Mbuyisa Makhubo

Mbuyisa Makhubu (born 1957 or 1958) is the 18-year-old South African school boy seen carrying Hector Pieterson in a famous photograph taken by Sam Nzima after the latter was shot during the Soweto Uprising in 1976.

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Medium of instruction

A medium of instruction (plural: usually mediums of instruction, but the archaic media of instruction is still used by some) is a language used in teaching.

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Melville Edelstein

Dr Melville Leonard Edelstein (1919June 16, 1976) was born to Nachum and Rose Edelstein in King William's Town.

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Miriam Makeba

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil-rights activist.

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Morris Isaacson High School

Morris Isaacson High School is a government secondary school in Soweto.

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Naledi High School

Naledi High School is a government secondary school at 892 Nape Street in Soweto.

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

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Non-Racialism is an ideology rejecting racism and racialism while affirming liberal democratic ideals.

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Peter Magubane

Peter Magubane (born) is a South African photographer.

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Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story.

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Police brutality

Police brutality is one of several forms of police misconduct which involves undue violence by police members.

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth or The Bay (iBhayi; Die Baai) is one of the largest cities in South Africa; it is situated in the Eastern Cape Province, east of Cape Town.

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Puppet state

A puppet state is a state that is supposedly independent but is in fact dependent upon an outside power.

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Rhodesia was an unrecognised state in southern Africa from 1965 to 1979, equivalent in territory to modern Zimbabwe.

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Richard Attenborough

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014), was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician.

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Sam Nzima

Sam Nzima (8 August 1934 in Lillydale, Bushbuckridge – 12 May 2018 in Nelspruit) was the South African photographer who took what became the well known image of Hector Pieterson for the Soweto uprising, but struggled for years to get the copyright.

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Sarafina! (film)

Sarafina! is a 1992 South African film directed by Darrell Roodt and starring Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani and Tertius Meintjies.

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The right of people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law (commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule), binding, as such, on the United Nations as authoritative interpretation of the Charter's norms.

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Sharpeville massacre

The Sharpeville massacre was an event which occurred on 21 March 1960, at the police station in the South African township of Sharpeville in Transvaal (today part of Gauteng).

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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South African Army

The South African Army is the army of South Africa, first formed after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910.

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South African Police

The South African Police (SAP) was the national police force and law enforcement agency in South Africa from 1913 to 1994; it was the de facto police force in the territory of South West Africa (Namibia) from 1939 to 1981.

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South African rand

The South African Rand (sign: R; code: ZAR) is the currency of South Africa.

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Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south.

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Soweto Blues

"Soweto Blues" is a protest song written by Hugh Masekela and performed by Miriam Makeba.

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Stander (film)

Stander is a 2003 biographical film about Captain André Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber, starring Thomas Jane who initially turned down the role.

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Steve Biko

Bantu Stephen Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was a South African anti-apartheid activist.

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Teboho MacDonald Mashinini

Teboho "Tsietsi" MacDonald Mashinini (born 27 January 1957 in Central Western Jabavu, Soweto, South Africa, died summer, 1990 in Conakry, Guinea), buried Avalon Cemetery, was the primary student leader of the Soweto Uprising that began in Soweto and spread across South Africa in June, 1976.

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Transkei (meaning the area beyond the river Kei), officially the Republic of Transkei (iRiphabliki yeTranskei), was an unrecognised state in the southeastern region of South Africa from 1976 to 1994.

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United Nations Security Council

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter.

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 392

United Nations Security Council Resolution 392, adopted on June 19, 1976, after the killing of black youths by South African police in Soweto and other areas, the Council strongly condemned the South African government for its measures of repression against the African people.

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United States Secretary of State

The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States of America, and as head of the U.S. Department of State, is principally concerned with foreign policy and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.

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University of Zululand

The University of Zululand (also known as Unizulu) is the only comprehensive tertiary educational institution north of the Tugela River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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White South Africans

White South Africans are South Africans descended from any of the white racial groups of Europe and the Levant who regard themselves, or are not regarded as, not being part of another racial group (for example, as Coloureds).

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Zulu language

Zulu (Zulu: isiZulu) is the language of the Zulu people, with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa.

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