Throwback: Jan. 20

The DP takes a look at top stories this week in the past

· January 20, 2011, 6:26 am   ·  Updated January 20, 2011, 12:00 am

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In 1985, the city of Philadelphia took Martin Luther King Day as an opportunity to rally against apartheid in South Africa.

Apartheid, which lasted from 1948 until 1993, restricted the rights of “non-white” inhabitants, such as the right to vote, marry a white inhabitant and live in certain neighborhoods.

Activist group The Martin Luther King Anti-Apartheid Coalition, which included over 200 community groups, led the rally in Center City.

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