Helen Suzman: Born to Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, Helen Suzman was a white South African legislator who for many years was the only government official to speak out against apartheid measures. Elected to Parliament in she advocated for
24 Startling Photos That Explain Apartheid In South Africa
The Turn to Violence During 1959 and violence broke out in several South African cities. In March 1960 police fired upon a crowd protesting against the pass laws in Sharpeville, killing at least 69 people and injuring many others.