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The Bantu Women's League Campaign Against Pass Laws 7 January 1919

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The Bantu Women's League (which became the ANC Woman's League in 1948 - a few years after membership of the ANC was opened to women), organized by its first president Charlotte Maxeke, arranges a demonstration of passive resistance from 7 January 1919 against the application of pass laws to women. It would take another three years before the South African government would agree that women should not be obliged, like black men, to carry registration documents, otherwise known as pass books.

Find out more about Women's Anti-Pass Law Campaigns in South Africa.


January 10, 2013 at 5:09 am
(1) andrew says:

Thanks so so much making pass history easy for students.

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