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June 17, 2021

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History of Apartheid in South Africa

In America, it was called Jim Crow. In South Africa, the term was apartheid: strict racial segregation enforced by law that began in the late 1940s and early 1950s and didn’t end until, under tremendous pressure from the international community, South African leaders decided apartheid had to go. That happened on June 17, 1991: Thirty years ago today.

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