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Sharpeville massacre
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City Johannesburg
Pixel Size 4131 x 5839
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Country South Africa
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Browse_path Bailey's African History Archive/Drum Social Histories
Media Id 43_898
Title Sharpeville massacre
Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Collections Baileys African History Archive
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Keywords Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe ,police brutality,marching,violence,killings,police,black African people,Johannesburg,apartheid,protesters,1960s,Sharpeville Police Station,May,Sharpeville,October,1960,vertical,black and white image,South African history,Africa,South Africa,Drum Magazine,
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Location Sharpeville, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Credit Line Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
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Description DM2004090705:SAED:PERSONALITY:POLITICS:OCT1960: Five Months Nightmare - Robert Sobukwe. "This is the call the African people have bee waiting for! It has come! On Monday, 21 March 1960, we launch our positive, decive campaign against the pass laws in this our country." Thus spoke Mangaliso Sobukwe, three days bebore Sharpville. South Africa had stareted a new phase in history. Three days before the Pan-Africanist leaders started their non-violent campaign to reserve Apartheid. Managaliso Sobukwe made his intention clear in a letter to the commisioner of Police: "I have given strict instructions," he said, "not only to members of my organisation but also to the African people in general, that they should not allow themselves to be provoked into violent action by anyone" And so, on the appointed day, Monday, March 21 thousandsof Pan Africanists reported to the police without their passes and asked to be arrested. Their object was to demonstrate the force of
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