Sharpeville Massacre


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The aftermath of the massacre at Sharpeville, thirty miles from Johannesburg, in which more than fifty black South Africans lost their lives. Police opened fire on them during a demonstration against the rule which forces black citizens to carry passes. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)


  • Title: Sharpeville Massacre
  • Creator: Keystone
  • Date Created: 1960-03-21
  • Date Published: 2003-10-28
  • Provenance: Hulton Archive
  • Subject Keywords: South African, Black, Group, Live, People, Conflict, Social Issues, Horizontal, Black And White, Africa, Protest, South Africa, Dead Person, Street, Violence, Johannesburg, Racism, Lost, Riot, Genocide, Human Interest, Sharpeville, Mass Murder, 1960-1969

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