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Bans segregation in the US military in 1948
Reserved 93% of South African land for whites and created reserves for black Africans in 1913
Struck down 'separate but equal' clause of Plessy v. Ferguson
Follows the work of Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and others seeking to end segregation on busing in Alabama in 1955
An example of these laws included a 1952 law requiring South African males 16 and over to carry a 'reference book' containing personal info and employment history
The 1957 case in Arkansas involving Governor Orval Faubus' intervention to prevent segregation in schools
Early to mid 50s movement in South Africa by the ANC to oppose laws with boycotts and strikes, leading to arrest of over 8,000
A 1955 document of great significance to the anti-apartheid movement which will be used as an inspiration for the 1990s South African Constitution
General name for the collection of policies devised by South Africa's National Party beginning in 1948
Sizable 1956 event in Pretoria, South Africa to protest pass laws
1961 bussing of civil rights activists from DC to southern states
1960 mass demonstration in South Africa in which police fired on demonstrators and which led to the arrest of ANC leaders and worldwide condemnation of apartheid
Year of MLK Jr.'s Birmingham march, arrest, famous letter, March on Washington, 'I Have a Dream' Speech and the Birmingham church bombing
Declared that discrimination based on race was illegal, began affirmative action policies in the US, and sought to end 'de jure' segregation
1964 event wherein Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu were both given life sentences and sent to Robben Island prison
Though the 24th Amendment made the poll tax illegal, this act finally stopped the use of impediments such as literacy tests in the American South
Encouraged by the US Civil Rights Movement, a late 60s and 70s leader for civil rights emerged in South Africa only to be killed while in police custody in 1977
Year of MLK Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, a civil rights act aimed at ending 'de facto' segregation in housing, and the black power fist as a symbol in the Olympic Games
1976 event beginning in a South African township wherein schoolchildren protested Afrikaans and police opened fire on unarmed protestors
Year of Nelson Mandela's release from prison after 27 years of jail time and the end of the South African government ban on the ANC
Year of first free elections in South Africa, Nelson Mandela becomes President of South Africa, and a new constitution is created
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