Overcoming Apartheid Imagery

Overcoming Apartheid

Presenting first-hand accounts of the anti-Apartheid political movement

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  • Exhibits the many generations who struggled to end apartheid and build democracy in South Africa
  • 40 hours of interviews and oral histories
  • Provides primary source materials, newly-written narrative, and curriculum ideas
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National Endowment for the Humanities
Overcoming Apartheid Imagery
Women demonstrated against the pass laws in Cape Town, on the same day as the massive national women's protest in Pretoria.

South Africa's successful struggle for freedom and democracy is one of the most dramatic stories of our time. The racial tyranny of apartheid ended with a negotiated transition to a non-racial democracy, but not without considerable personal cost to thousands of men, women, and young people who were involved.

South Africa: Overcoming Apartheid, Building Democracy presents first-hand accounts of this important political movement. Interviews with South African activists, raw video footage documenting mass resistance and police repression, historical documents, rare photographs, and original narratives tell this remarkable story.