History April 06, 2017 at 12:00 pm

9 Unforgettable Moments from South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggle

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi April 06, 2017 at 12:00 pm

April 06, 2017 at 12:00 pm | History

  1. Approval of Freedom Charter (1955)
Approval of Freedom Charter

South Africans celebrate the adoption of Freedom Charter. Photo credit: ZCommunications

In 1955, after eight years of Apartheid, ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) sent out 50,000 delegates in to towns and villages across South Africa to collect “freedom demands” from the people.

The final report was called the “Freedom Charter” and was adopted on June 22, 1955, at the Congress of the People conference held in Kliptown, South Africa. The charter is popular for its demand for and commitment to a non-racial South Africa, which remains the main platform for the ANC.

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