June 26, 1955 CE – The Freedom Charter is Released by the South African Congress Alliance

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June 26, 1955 CE – The Freedom Charter is Released by the South African Congress AllianceRate this post Three years after the start of the Defiance Campaign in South Africa, the anti-Apartheid movement had been growing in strength with little to show for it. A series of peaceful demonstrations and violent responses – the Sharpeville Massacre, Soweto Uprising, Cape Town Peace March and more – several groups left out in the cold by the South African government gathered to compose a list of demands, which were made public on June 26, 1955. In late 1951, after years of mistreatment by the white minority government, the African National Congress presented its […]