timeline project

  • apartheid put into action by national party

    the NP began to implement a program of apartheid and the legal system of political, economic and social separation of the races intended to maintain and extend political and economic control of South Africa by the White minority.
  • mixed marriges act

    an apartheid-era law in South Africa that prohibited marriages between "whites" and "non-whites"
  • population registration act

    it was required that each inhabitant of South Africa be classified and registered in accordance with their racial characteristics as part of the system of apartheid.
  • sharpeville massacre

    police officers in a Black township in South Africa opened fire on a group of people peacefully protesting oppressive laws. Sixty‐nine protestors were killed.
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    rivonia trial

    a group of anti-apartheid activists were arrested on Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia
  • prime minister hendrik verwood is assassinated

    while working as a parliamentary messenger Tsafendas stabbed Verwoerd commonly regarded as the architect of apartheid to death during a sitting of the House of Assembly in Cape Town.
  • bantu homeland citizenship act

    defined Blacks living throughout South Africa as legal citizens of the homelands designated for their particular ethnic groups
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    town ship uprising

    The marchers also looted shops, set fire to houses and killed 4 councillors. By the end of the year almost 150 people had been killed in political violence
  • Nelson mandela released from prison

    mason mandela was freed from captivity from prison by F. W. de klerk
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    nelson mandela become president

    Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist, leader of uMkhonto we Sizwe, lawyer, and former political prisoner, was inaugurated as President of South Africa