Sharpeville – Human Rights Day

understanding

weeping stone

Exactly a year ago was my first morning on African soil, it began with a 2am call time and a drive to the graves at Sharpeville for the 50th anniversary of the massacre.  21 March 1960, death of men, women and children. 69 graves all in a line. Hundreds more were injured. Time article on The Sharpeville Massacre  time.com link

The day marked a turning point in this country’s history. In 1994, Mandela declared 21 March as Human Rights Day, a national holiday.

reality

The journey with Sal and Hugh Masekela across the country with the team from Hock Films was to say the least … an experience.  An impact on every aspect of life.

On this 51st anniversary of Sharpeville, we wish South Africa a meaningful Human Rights Day.

Advertisements

One thought on “Sharpeville – Human Rights Day

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s