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Meet Sarafina, the woman who freed the black South Africans from systematic racism in education

Caryn Elaine Johnson was born on the 13th of November, 1955, she is professionally known as Whoopi Goldberg. She is an American actor, author, comedian, and television personality.

A recipient of numerous accolades, she is one of sixteen entertainers to win an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Tony Award.

Sarafina is a 1992 French-British-South African-American musical drama film based on Mbongeni Ngema's 1987 musical of the same name.

The film was directed by Darrell Roodt and written by Ngema and William Nicholson, and stars Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Ngema, and Whoopi Goldberg; Khumalo reprises her role from the stage performance.

Caryn Elaine Johnson (Sarafina) once in her country South Africa protested against the apartheid system that limited the education of black children but which only whites were allowed.

Many people joined her to protest and they were heard. Because of her, South Africa now allows blacks to school or have the right to education. They are now free from the discrimination in education, both whites and blacks could now go to school.

This made her come up with the movie Sarafina which many people calls her so and she is popularly known by that name but meanwhile she didn't play the role of Sarafina in the movie but was the favourite teacher of the character Sarafina.

South Africa celebrates Youth Day on June 16 to commemorate the Soweto Uprising of 1976, when students protested against the apartheid system that limited Black children's education.

In the movie, Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) is a young black South African struggling for freedom during the apartheid. While she has remained relatively silent in her opposition of the racist government in her country, the movement to make the language of Afrikaans the official language in her school leads her to protest in the streets with her fellow students.

Her anti-government views become even more intense when her favorite teacher (Whoopi Goldberg) is arrested for protesting.

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