Page 141. " Things over here are not nearly as bad as they are made out to be. "
On March 21, 1960, about 7,000 black people marched on the police station in the township of Sharpeville

The police panicked and opened fire. They killed 69, including 8 women and 10 children. Another 180 were injured, 31 of them women and 19 children.

 

Page 149. " It is bad enough to belong to a people facing extinction – but it is pure hell to belong to a people which deserves extinction. "

Signs in public places ensured that everyone knew their place.
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSigns in public places ensured that everyone knew their place. - Credit: timparkinson
Eventually, every aspect of life was controlled by a strict law. No one needed to ask "may I sit down on this beach?" or "may I use this lavatory?"; all - black and white - knew which areas and places were allowed or forbidden them.