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FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1652-1948


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FRONTLINE Special Report
Apartheid: 1652-1948
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Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Many white South Africans claim that the entire country is theirs by right. No black man, they say, occupied South Africa before the first tiny Dutch settlement in 1652. Part 1 refutes this claim and traces the country's colonial history, the emergence early in the 20th century of the African National Congress, the rise to power of Afrikaner nationalists, and the formal policy of apartheid.



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Public Affairs
Fanning, David (Series Producer)
Chicago: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1652-1948,” 07/08/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4630E2C589A34FADA72C181317CE5FA3.
MLA: “FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1652-1948.” 07/08/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4630E2C589A34FADA72C181317CE5FA3>.
APA: FRONTLINE Special Report; Apartheid: 1652-1948. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4630E2C589A34FADA72C181317CE5FA3
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