Modern World Cultures

Exploring Modern Africa
In today's activity, we will be learning more about apartheid in South Africa.

South African Flag
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could
be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

~Nelson Mandela

1) Visit the Africana Encyclopedia's Article on 'Apartheid' at
2) Answer the following questions

1) What does "apartheid" mean?
2) When was it "systematized" into law?
3) What countries imposed sanctions upon South Africa in protest of apartheid?
4) Who was responsible for the release of Nelson Mandela?
5) Does the picture at the top of the article (and shown below) remind you of any images from American history?
Apartheid Girl

6) Considering America's history of slavery and racism, and South Africa's history of apartheid, do you think one country has shown more racism than the other? Explain your answer.

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