BY Kirstie & Stephanie
The African population had some very negative current of events in the past. An Apartheid is commonly known as segregation. South Africans were not allowed to participate in the Olympics and other activities, which then began the Sharpeville Massacre. Mandela was held in detention for 27 years. School children who were protesting were shot or severely wounded by police officials. 5,000 students under 18 and several thousand adults participated in the Black Consciousness Movement. The Sharpeville Massacre was a turning point for many African American leaders.