A system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority government of South Africa from 1948-1991.

During apartheid, blacks were stripped of citizenship, separated by tribal ethnicity, and forcibly relocated to reservations called “bantustans.” The white minority government employed fear to maintain control, suppressing criticism with unchecked violence, and imprisoning anyone who dared question apartheid in public.

The 100th TeachRock lesson plan uses Steven Van Zandt’s Artists United Against Apartheid “Sun City” project as a gateway to an exploration of apartheid and various international attempts to end it.

Part One:

Apartheid in South Africa

Part Two:

Steven Van Zandt and Artists United Against Apartheid