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  1. Introduction
  2. Apartheid
  3. The "freedom charter"
  4. Analysis
  5. Conclusion

In the 1950s, the fight for equal rights has mobilized many Africans, who until then had never spoken out for or against or their rights, is born the people's congress campaign, and Africans are invited to submit their grievances and aspirations would become the basis of a document-from all the South African people program.

On June 26, 1955, was approved by a congress (bringing together more than 3000 delegates who were there representing the various layers of the black class), the "freedom charter" the most important and current document as regards the fight against racism.
This letter was adopted by the various associations representing the struggle for black rights, including the African national congress and the south African Indian congress, people's organization mestizo, South African congress of trade unions and the congress of democrats (Comitini, 1980).

[...] in relation to the work, clearly expressing the right to form unions, to elect their boards, expressed the duties and rights of workers, wages should be equal for equal positions, as well as holidays and other labor rights. education and the collective culture should be promoted for all without distinction, with this education the people must have insight into their culture and their history and above all value it and not be ashamed of being color it is, and not have the story has. the education must be free, compulsory, universal for all children. regarding the adult illiteracy should be an eradication campaign. [...]


[...] Sao Paulo: Brasiliense Comitini, Carlos. Africa burns: struggles of African peoples for freedom. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Codecri 1980. CORNEVIN, Marianne. Apartheid, power and historical falsification. Lisbon: Editions LOPES, Maria Marta. The Apartheid. [...]


[...] in specific areas of south africa, the person without written approval from a government employee, speak at a meeting in which they are more than 10 african gifts, is guilty of an offense punished with a fine of up to 600 rand, or imprisonment of three years . no african can act as a member of an elected jury for criminal trial, although the accused to be an african. The "freedom charter" In the 1950s, the fight for equal rights has mobilized many africans, who until then had never spoken out for or against or their rights, is born the people's congress campaign, and africans are invited to submit their grievances and aspirations would become the basis of a document-from all the south african people program. [...]

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