Despite not achieving the end of Apartheid in the 1950's and early 1960's, was this a significant period of the struggle against Apartheid?

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I certainly think that a good case can be made that the 1950s and 1960s were important to the Anti- Apartheid cause because they started the process of resistance that would inevitably bring down the Apartheid government and way of life.  The emergence of the African National Congress developing resistance...

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I certainly think that a good case can be made that the 1950s and 1960s were important to the Anti- Apartheid cause because they started the process of resistance that would inevitably bring down the Apartheid government and way of life.  The emergence of the African National Congress developing resistance to apartheid is part of this process.  In addition to this, other resistance groups began to emerge in this time period as a direct result of the need to challenge the racist system in South Africa.  White intellectuals who directly participated in sabotage were seen in the African Resistance Movement, an organization that emerges in the 1960s.  The Pan- Africanist Congress emerges also in this time period to suggest the need for a Blacks- only political approach.  Mandela's imprisonment, along with other ANC, leaders happens in the 1960s.  This helps to highlight the draconian approach of the South African government in its attempts to justify apartheid.  This is significant because of the worldwide attention the issue began to receive, helping to bring about public condemnation and moving the world pendulum close the side of dissolving an apartheid government.  All of these do not end apartheid, but they play a distinctive role out of the 1950s and 1960s.  They help to disrupt the government practice of apartheid to a point that sees it dissolve later on in the dialectic.

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