June 16, 2014

On this day June 16th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

June 16, 1976 Hector Pieterson, a 13 year old Soweto schoolboy is the first to die in what will become the "Children's Crusade", the first nationwide black South African uprising in the 1970's. The violence will last 16 months and result in over 5700 death, 3,900 injuries, and 5,900 detentions.

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