Sharpeville Massacre

User icon Elizabeth Robey
10 November 2022
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The Sharpeville massacre occurred on 21 March 1960 when police officers in a black township in South Africa opened fire on a group of people peacefully protesting oppressive pass laws, killing 69.


University of Massachusetts Amherst · 1960 English

This date is inferred. Signed John Gunther and Rt. Rev. James A. Pike; emphatically denouncing the recent Sharpeville Massacre and seeking readers' support of efforts to aid its victims and …


Villon Films · 1960 English

16mm footage of The Sharpeville massacre on 21 March 1960 at the police station in the township of Sharpeville in the then Transvaal Province of the then Union of South …


University of the Witwatersrand English

Correspondence in the aftermath of the Sharpeville massacre, including one letter by the Sharpeville Relief Fund to the SAIRR, June 1960.


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Africa South, a journal edited by Ronald M. Segal (1932-2008) was launched in Cape Town in 1956. The journal was published quarterly while funds were available. The last and final …


DISA: Digital Innovation South Africa · 1 March 1960 English

Article regarding the Sharpeville 21 March 1960. 5 000 people gathered at the Sharpeville police station near Johannesburg to start the Pan Africanist Congress campaign as a result 69 people …


DISA: Digital Innovation South Africa · 1 March 1962 English

Why the United Front failed: Disruptive role of the PAC, by Dr Y M Dadoo, article published in New Age, March 29, 1962. Articles gives reasons for the failure of …


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Commission of enquiry into the occurrences at Sharpeville on the 21st of March, 1960 when police fired on a crowd of Black people, killing or wounding some 250 of them. …


UCT: University of Cape Town

Joyce Mohlatsane's little daughter comforts her grieving mother, while praying by the grave of her PAC (Pan African Congress) father who was killed in the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, when police …