Winnie Mandela - First Black Social Worker in South Africa; Former Leader of the African National Congress, Women's League, Member of the ANC's National Executive Committee; Ex-wife of former South African president
Charlotte Manye was 17 when the African Choir arrived in London .Later she received a scholarship at Wilberforce U. in Ohio, where she became the first South African woman to earn a PhD in humanities, and married Dr. Marshall Maxeke. She helped found the Bantu Women’s League, educated thousands of young Africans, and was a key member of the African National Congress who wrote much of their early literature, and a passionate, lifelong advocate for African liberty and women's rights.
Zimbabwean-born, South African leader & activist Chief Albert Lutuli who served as president of South Africa’s African National Congress party from 1952-1967 & in 1960 became Africa’s first ever Nobel Peace Prize winner for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. On July 21st, 1967, Lutuli was killed as he was struck by train whilst crossing railway tracks- an explanation for his death that many believe to be false.
Recently freed anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela, center, surrounded by his bodyguards, addresses a mass rally to commemorate the creation of ANC 75 years ago in this conservative South African town.
A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation betwe
Gauteng born, Ruth First May 1925 – 17 August She was a South African anti-apartheid activist and scholar. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she worked in exile from South Africa.