The apartheid began after the 1948 election when the National Party promised to make laws that would restrict black rights in order to get votes from the white Africans. The defeat of the United Party by the National Party started the apartheid.
Volunteers began peaceful protests by breaking laws they thought were wrong. these included black people sitting on benches for white people and being out in the city after the curfew that was set for black people.
A law that creates a separate education system for black and white people is created. the system prepares black people to live their lives as a part of the working class.
Nelson Mandela is arrested, with many other people, for fighting against apartheid. After a four-year trial he is found not guilty.
New laws were passed by the government that created separate homelands, called Bantustans, for the major black groups in South Africa. This is how the government stopped black people from being citizens of the country.
A requirement of Apartheid was for black people to carry passbooks, which contained their name, date of birth, and photos. Protestors showed up to the police station without their passbooks, and a riot broke out. Police killed 69 people.
Mandela was a part of the African National Congress. He was arrested for his role in bombing government targets and sentenced for life.
Apartheid causes South Africa to be removed form the United Nations. It is not allowed back into the UN until apartheid ends in 1994.
A protest is started by high school kids in Soweto for an improved education system for black people.
He was arrested on August 18, 1977. He died in police custody due to sever brain damage, likely from being beaten by police.
Steven Van Zandt forms a musical group against apartheid after touring South Africa. "Sun City" came out on December 7 and featured many anti-apartheid songs.
Although he supported segregation once, the president lifts the ban on the ANC.
Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years in prison
In the country's first ever election that allowed both white and black citizens to vote, and Nelson Mandela was elected. He was the first black president in the history of South Africa.
It was a body created to investigate human rights and political violations committed during apartheid between 1960 and 1994.