300pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015
The Black Sash began in 1955 as a non-violent campaign of white women protesting against the removal of people classified Coloured from the voters role. Over decades it has evolved into an organisation focused on human rights.
This book focuses on the contribution of the Natal Midlands branch based in Pietermaritzburg from 1955 to 1994.
Mary Kleinenberg is a former chairperson of the Black Sash Natal Midlands branch and Advice Office committee. She remains a trustee of the Black Sash Trust and is a founder member of Pietermaritzburg Rape Crisis.
Christopher Merrett is a former librarian, university administrator and journalist who currently works as a freelance editor. He is researching aspects of the recent history and politics of Pietermaritzburg.