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    June 26, 1955. The Congress of the People meet at the Kliptown football ground with 3,000 delegates. © Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online

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    The Freedom Charter of 1955 is a document that was adopted to guide good governance and gave the anti-apartheid movement clear goals (Mayibuye archive: Ronen Zvulun, Reuters), Image Source:mg.co.za

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    The Freedom Charter, signed in Kliptown in 1955, has given birth to free debate and labour rights. @ Photographer Baileys Archive , Image Source: mg.co.za

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    Children hold copies of the Freedom Charter aloft during a UDF rally, Johannesburg, 1980s © Paul Weinberg / South Photos / Africa Media Online

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    Student march after a night vigil through the streets of Durban before police break up the demonstration. Durban, 1982 © Photographer: Omar Badsha

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    Soweto, 1972: Students in Soweto learning Afrikaans © David Goldblatt / South Photos / Africa Media Online

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    Students march from Naledi Township, at the south western end of Soweto, collecting others on their route to Orlando East, June 1976 © Drum Social Histories / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online

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