For Educators: Anti-Apartheid Movement

Vocabulary

Activist: an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, i.e. political cause.

Apartheid: a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not white; the former official policy in South Africa.

Civil Rights: related to a political movement, especially during the 1950s and 1960s, devoted to securing equal opportunity and treatment for members of minority groups.

Conflict: an open fight, battle, or struggle between two opposing groups.

Human Rights: the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled. Often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.

Oppression: the practice of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.

Protest: to publicly display opposition to something.

Sanctions: a coercive measure adopted usually by a nation or several nations acting together against a nation violating human rights or international law.

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