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These Moving Photos Show Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa | Global Citizen

Celebrated South African photographer David Goldblatt took up photography in 1948, the same year the all-white National Party came into power and apartheid began in his country. Though Goldblatt, pictured above, was just 18 at the time, documenting the impact of apartheid — the government-implemented system of racial segregation in South Africa — would become his life-long mission. Over his decades-long career, the acclaimed photographer, who died last month at age 87, built a powerful legacy and body of work showing everyday life in his homeland through the apartheid years and after. A selection of his images will be on […]

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When South Africans Declared ‘Liberation’ at Two Whites-Only Beaches | Los Angeles Sentinel

Global Information Network, Los Angeles Sentinel South Africa witnessed the beginning of the end of Whites-only beaches thirty years ago this week after an action launched by the Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was part of an escalating campaign to defy apartheid. Throngs of demonstrators were chased down Cape Town streets by police using whips, tear gas and water cannons spraying purple dye. More than 500 people, including 52 journalists, were arrested. A march was planned that also included the Rev. Allan Boesak, anti-apartheid leaders and president of the World Alliance of Reform Churches. It was organized by the Mass […]

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid | The New York Times Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

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Winnie Mandela the movie: ‘She was volatile and uncontrollable, and that was punished’ | The Guardian An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and politics

An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and politics

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