How Successful Were the Methods Used to Fight Apartheid in South Africa?

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How Successful were the Methods used to Fight Apartheid in South Africa?

This essay will be discussing Apartheid and what methods were used to fight it, also whether they were successful or not. The word Apartheid is an Afrikaans word for apart or separateness. This was a law put in place by an Afrikaans Prime Minister called Dr. Daniel Malan, Dr. Malan put this law in place in 1948 to keep the Afrikaans race pure of any Black or Coloured blood, and there was always separation between blacks and whites but this law made it legal and legitimate. Apartheid was generally just a different approach to segregation. Blacks and Coloureds were not allowed to do certain things that they could do
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Suddenly the officers open fire on the crowd. 67 black Africans died and 186 were wounded. This means that the actual method of the anti-pass demonstration was not successful but the repercussions of the massacre were large and photos were published in newspapers all around the world. Others countries were appalled by the damage apartheid caused, the UN asked South Africa to abandon Apartheid but the South African government refused and insisted that apartheid was good for the black citizens.
Another demonstration was on March 28th were ANC (African National Congress) organized a protest day were many people stayed home from work and then ended with a mass burning of the passes. Also another protest was in Cape Town were thirty thousand people marched through the city. Another method of fighting Apartheid was creating organizations that were for black civil rights. The African National Congress was an organization the fought that discrimination against black civil rights, this group was created in1912 to unite the different tribes of black Africans so they could fight white dominancy as a combined force, Coloureds and Indians were not included in this organization. When the Apartheid laws were put in place the ANC (African National Congress) jumped to attention. On May 1 1950 the ANC organized a ‘Freedom Day’ when black workers went on strike to protest Apartheid. This was not successful in ending Apartheid because the white government did not want

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