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March 21st, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21

March 21st, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On this day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws used to oppress Black people. https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-racism-day