As a youth, not only was the fear of Nuclear War a reality and something that we protested, but the modern day enslavement of Black Africans in South Afrika was something that was real for us as well. All sorts of bands made it their mission to shed light on what kind if inhuman humiliation that these people had to endure on a daily basis. The thought of me and my mom marching down the streets of Oakland with hundreds of protesters of all colors for a free South Afrika is something that I will never forget. This photo shows the visual signs of discrimination that was everywhere in that country from 1950 until 1990…A luta Continua…I hope these kinds of atrocities will take place again anywhere, at any time!
All Photos via Mashable
White children paddling in a pond marked by a sign reading “For European Children Only.”1956
Signs in English and Afrikaans, in Wellington railway station, South Africa, enforcing the policy of apartheid or racial segregation.
A park for Non-European women.1960
An apartheid notice on a beach near Cape Town.1974
A railway carriage reserved for white people only.1982
I don’t care what they remember about me. I led South Africa on the right path.P.W. BOTHA, 2006