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A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Apartheid.

Background Information

Apartheid, an Afrikaans word meaning, "apartness," is defined in Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Court as a crime against humanity and most often refers to the racial segregation in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s. Use the following resources to learn more about Apartheid. You can also learn more about the student group, Champaign-Urbana Coalition Against Apartheid, in the University Archives