Remembering District Six - 50 years later [pictures]
Today marks 50 years to the day that District Six was declared a "whites only" area. The barren land that now lies outside the city serves as a painful reminder of South Africa's brutal past while old photos give only a glimpse of what life was like in one of Cape Town's most famous neighbourhoods.
The Spirit of District Six: 32 Interesting Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life of Cape Town, South Africa in 1970
Now in his 70s, the South African photographer Cloete Breytenbach began working as a journalist on an Afrikaans-language newspaper in Cape Town in 1951 and went on to an international career. But Cape Town remained his home base, and “District Six,” his moving series of photographs at White Box, is set there. District Six was the name of an area that was Dutch colonial farmland in the 18th century and by the 20th had become a lively part of Cape Town. Its population was racially and…