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We Remember: Youth Day

Youth Day commemorates the uprising of students in Soweto on June 16, 1976. The protests started after the Bantu Education Department directed African schools to use Afrikaans on an equal basis with English in secondary schools. The student uprising was a catalyst for the resistance movement that helped demolish the Apartheid regime.

In honor of the on-going fight for racial justice and equality in South Africa, we share this 2014 South African public radio broadcast of the 20th anniversary celebration of the peaceful transition from the racist system of Apartheid to a more democratic country.

South Africans share reflections of the struggles to confront racism and inequality on the long journey to freedom.

Listen here.

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