Apartheid Museum

Apartheid education: The most evil act of all

Desmond Mpilo Tutu and his family grew up before the formal policy of apartheid was introduced.

Like most black South Africans who attended school a the time, they were educated in what has been called, "an enormous benevolent empire" of church schools

But when the apartheid government took power in 1948, it seized control of their education and perverted it to its own ends. Bantu Education would first change the course of Desmond Tutu’s life, and later the trajectory of South African history.

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Tutu Film 1

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