Sourcework Exercise: The Sharpeville Massacre

Sourcework Exercise: The Sharpeville Massacre
1) a. According to Source A, why was the campaign in Sharpeville so badly coordinated? [3 marks]
1) b. What is the message conveyed by Source B? [2 marks]
2) With reference to its origin, purpose and content, analyse the value and limitations of Source C for a historian studying the reasons why events at Sharpeville spiralled into tragedy. [4 marks]
3) Compare and contrast what Sources C and D reveal about the objectives of anti-apartheid campaigners in South Africa. [6 marks]
4) Using the sources and your own knowledge, evaluate the view that “Sharpeville was more a tragic accident than a deliberate attempt to shoot black Africans”. [9 marks]