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Independent Lens | The World Witnesses the Soweto Uprising | PBS

Duration: 04:58
Program: Independent Lens #1309
Broadcast Date: Jan. 12, 2012

On June 16, 1976, what began as a non-violent demonstration by students in Soweto quickly escalated into a violent uprising once the authorities fired on the unarmed protestors, killing 12-year-old Hector Pieterson. Don't miss "The New Generation," the second episode of the landmark series, "Have You Heard from Johannesburg," airing January 12, 2012 (check local listings).

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Post Date: January 10, 2012