On this day 59 years ago police killed 69 people at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpesville, South Africa. Six years later in 1966 the UN declared March 21st as the International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination.
In 1998 the Howard Government renamed this day to Harmony Day to depoliticise it and disconnect it from its history.
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