“It is a day which, more than many others, captures the essence of the struggle of the South African people and the soul of our non-racial democracy.” Nelson Mandela
PAC led Anti-Pass Laws Campaign
March 21, 1960: The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) led by the late Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, called for peaceful protests against the pass laws. Marches were held throughout the country. In Sharpeville, 69 people died and 180 were wounded, and in Langa, two people were killed.