Charlotte Maxeke: mother of black freedom in South Africa

SOURCE: The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Bohler-Muller
SOURCE EDITOR(S): V.Reddy, N.Bohler, G.Houston, M.Schoeman, H.Thuynsma
KEYWORDS: FREEDOM, INTELLIGENTSIA, LIBERATION STRUGGLES, MAXEKE, CHARLOTTE
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11749
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15796
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15796

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Abstract

Until the 2016 publication of Zubeida Jaffers biography, Beauty of the Heart, most people associated the name Charlotte Maxeke with a hospital, a submarine, or streets in towns and cities across the country. But few people knew who she was, and what she had achieved. Dubbed the "Mother of Black Freedom in South Africa", this formidable woman was an academic, an outspoken activist against social injustice and women's inequality, and one of the first female members of the ANC.