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On this day in history – Nov. 6, 1962

Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am

1962
U.N. condemns apartheid
On this day in 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country. In effect from 1948 to 1993, apartheid, which comes from the Afrikaans word for… read more »

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