Sharpeville massacre - how it began


Africa Media Online

Africa Media Online
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Outside Sharpeville police Station. A curious crowd. Police opened fire. Everyone flees. Some smiling thinking blanks are being used.After the people's protest; after the Sharepville killings; after 20 000 people had been detained; the goverment closed another in our countries history. There was to be no change. Apartheid and baaskap was here to stay. (Photograph by Ian Berry Baileys Archives)


  • Title: Sharpeville massacre - how it began
  • Date: 1960-03-21
  • Location: Sharpeville, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Subject Keywords: 1960,October,Drum Magazine,South Africa,Africa,South African history,black and white image,horizontal,1960s,Sharpeville,Johannesburg,Gauteng,killings,violence,demonstrations,police,police brutality,fear,anger,Sharpeville Police Station,crowds,apartheid,anti-apartheid,discrimination
  • Original Source: Baileys African History Archive
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