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ANC leader Nelson Mandela commenting on non violent protest

ANC leader Nelson Mandela commenting on non violent protest
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Key Info
  • ANC leader Nelson Mandela commenting on non violent protest
  • Duration: 01:49
  • Mandela explains that protest meetings were not enough to achieve the ANC's aims or to organise and mobilise the mass of Africans against apartheid. Once a solid base of support was established, Mandela and the ANC decided to focus on six specific laws in order to maximise their efforts and their impacts. He is very specific on the importance to them of non-violent methods. First broadcast in Heart of the Matter on 18 March 1990.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Apartheid

  • Keywords: protest, vote, African National Congress, civil disobedience, Nelson Mandela, nonviolence, Witness, Apartheid, black history, South Africa
Ideas for use in class
  • Mandela was regarded as a threat to the government. Do his ideas seem radical from today's point of view?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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