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‘Soweto was on fire’: The student walkout that defied apartheid and left children dead

Hector Pieterson, a 12-year-old South African boy, was one of the first students to die. On June 16, 1976, more than 10,000 black high school students in Soweto marched out of school, protesting an apartheid government mandate that they study in Afrikaans, the language of their oppressors. Defying a law that banned “liberation protests” in […]