This nineteenth-century map depicts the known boundary lines, cities, rivers, lakes and elevation changes in Africa.
In April 1893, Gandhi left India and set sail for South Africa to practice law, spending the next 21 years there. His experiences during this time helped him develop his political and ethical views.
This map illustrates territorial boundaries and colonial possessions in southern Africa in the late nineteenth-century.
Sol Plaatje was the co-founder of the African National Congress (ANC). As an activist and politician, he spent much of his life fighting for the enfranchisement and liberation of the South African people.
With the passing of the Bantu Authorities Act in 1951, the apartheid set in motion the creation of ten bantustans in South Africa, illustrated in this map.