African Heroes: Robert Sobukwe

-A +A
0

Sobukwe. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

[From The Archives]

The late Robert Sobukwe President of the Pan Africanist Congress doesn't get the credit he deserves for his role and the PAC's in the South African liberation struggle.

Sobukwe joined the ANC youth wing in 1948 but split in 1958 to lead the PAC. He wanted an organization led exclusively by Africans to fight the racist White minority government apartheid regime.

After he helped organize the anti-pass laws protest, the regime responded violently with the Sharpville Massacre killing at least 69 people, including children.

Sobukwe was arrested, jailed, banned and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

He died in 1978, aged only 54, and just 12 years before the collapse of the apartheid regime.

PAC, Sobukwe, Sharpville massacre, ANC, Apartheid, South Africa, Azania,
Robert Sobukwe

Also Check Out...

 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on i
Pelosi: “Deadly Serious” Jan. 6
A Black man has filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit against a suburban Detroit police department and one of its officers, a
Michigan Black Man Files $10
The removal of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest on Friday
Bust Of Klan Leader Removed From
Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship Initiative
Eastern Caribbean Green
Monday, July 26, the Poor People’s Campaign will join partners around the nation to take the fight for democracy to the home off
Poor People’s Campaign Announces
First Tech Fund is supporting 85 NYC high school students with free tech and are currently accepting applications for the 2021–2
First Tech Fund Supporting NYC HS