Speech at mass welcome meeting in johannesburg organised in his honour by the transvaal passive resistance council on his release from prison. Sen robert f kennedy (d-ny) waves goodbye to supporters after his victory speech in a ballroom of the ambassador hotel in los angeles on the night of june 5, 1968 he had just won the california primary.
Obama's speech on mandela's centennial is part of the long history of overlap in the fights for racial justice in the us and south africa. Dr martin luther king jr speech on south africa in london - december 1964 (en route to oslo to receive the nobel peace prize) i understand that there are south africans here tonight - some of whom have been involved in the long struggle for freedom there. The first recorded use of the word apartheid, in a speech by jan smuts 1916 pw botha is born 1914 ghandi is arrested for the first time in south africa 1914 national party is formed 1913 the land act is introduced, which prevent blacks (except those living in the cape province) from buying land outside reserves.
Mr chairman, we also take this opportunity to salute the special committee against apartheid which has been and is a very important instrument in our struggle against the iniquitous and oppressive policies of the south african government. Nelson mandela was already 45 years old when, on april 20, 1964, he gave the defining speech of the anti-apartheid movement, from the dock of a pretoria courtroom mandela had been in prison for.
As deputy president of the african national congress, mandela delivers a speech to the special committee against apartheid and calls for continued economic sanctions against south africa to help force an end to segregation.
Broadly speaking, apartheid was delineated into petty apartheid, which entailed the segregation of public facilities and social events, and grand apartheid, which dictated housing and employment opportunities by race.