Forced Removal during Apartheid: Examining Historic Photographs

Instructional Resource

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Civic Education Geography World History
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Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
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Forced Removal during Apartheid: Examining Historic Photographs

Instructional Resource

How did apartheid affect the lives of blacks living in Johannesburg in the late 1940s and early 1950s? What was the purpose of forced removal?

This student activity uses the examination of historical photographs as an entry point to learning about the forced removal of blacks from urban areas to townships & homelands under apartheid in South Africa. The images here are all from Sophiatown and Soweto. What details emerge about the life changes that resulted from being moved? What questions remain?