On November 6, 1962, the U.N. condemned South Africa’s racial apartheid by ending economic and military relations with the country. From 1948 to 1994, apartheid was a system of racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against South Africa’s non-white population.
During this period, Blacks weren’t allowed to enter whites-only neighborhoods unless they had a special pass and they lived in segregated communities. Even though Blacks were the majority in the nation, whites controlled most of the country’s wealth and land.
In 1993, Nelson Mandela, a leader during the anti-apartheid movement, became the first Black president of South Africa.
The Black Chronicle newspaper, a weekly periodical servicing the Oklahoma City metro area's African American community, has grown into one of the largest paid weekly newspapers in the state of Oklahoma. Currently, The Black Chronicle serves the entire state of Oklahoma, including Tulsa, Lawton/Ft. Sill, and Oklahoma City.