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Apartheid Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Apartheid A system of racial segregation that was written into the laws of South Africa.
The African National Congress A political party in South Africa that worked for the civil rights of all South Africans during Apartheid.
Nelson Mandela One of the most important leaders of the ANC during Apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison and later became the first President of South Africa elected by all races after Apartheid ended.
F. W. de Klerk This person was the last South African President under Apartheid. He freed Mandela from prison and worked with him to end Apartheid.
The National Party This was the party that was in control of South Africa's government during Apartheid.
Whites, Blacks, Coloureds, Asians What were the groups that South Africa divided the races into during Apartheid?
Homelands Areas set aside by the South African government during Apartheid for black South Africans to live on. They were usually far from major cities and not very good land.
Townships Areas on the outskirts of towns where black South Africans who had jobs in the cities were forced to live.
Boers Frontier farmers who were descendants of early Dutch settlers in South Africa.
Afrikaners Dutch, French, and German settlers in South Africa and their descendants.
Created by: Mrs. Gordon SS