South Africa Timeline Kenia R. Alonso garcia

1910 - Formation Of Union Of South Africa

On May 31 1910, The Union Of South Africa was formed under British domination through negotiation, allowing apartheid to begin taking place. South African Politician, Louise Botha was the first person to become President of the Union Of South Africa.

1912 - African National Congress Founded

Founded in Januarary 8 1912, The African National Congress is an Organization that fiights for and protects the rights of black South Africans from apartheid. The African National Congress was founded by Pixley La Isaka Seme.

1948 - National Congress Gains Control - Apartheid Adopted

In 1948, The National Congress came to power. Two political parties into one. One party represented white supremacy, and introduced apartheid. The other party "sought to mobilize the Afrikaner community by appealing to Afrikaans culture, their beliefs, prejudices, and moral convictions- establishing a sense of common history, and shared hopes and fears for the future."

1950 - Nelson Mandela Begins Civil Disobidiance

Nelson Mandela was a South African activist. He believed in equal rights for everyone. He was an important member of the ANC and an important member of ending apartheid in a South Africa with peaceful protest and civil disobedience. His actions of standing up against the government eventually got him into prison.

1964 - Nelson Mandela Sentenced To Life Imprisonement

Nelson Mandela admitted to some of the charges held against him while defending what he and the ANC stood for. Before he was sent to prison with a 27 year life sentence, his last words were. "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

1994 - Nelson Mandela Wins ANC Elections

In 1990 Nelson Mandela is released from prison. Even after being released from prison, Nelson Mandela still led the way to end apartheid. In 1994, apartheid was finally abolished and Mandela became first black South African president the same year. He is still to this day considered a revolutionary hero.

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