THE BLACK SASH, women for justice and peace

: Burton (M.)

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256pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015


The history of the Black Sash, an organisation of mostly white, middle-class women who protested against the injustices of apartheid.

Mary Burton was born in Buenos Aires in 1940. She joined the Black Sash in 1965 and was National President from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1994 to 1995. Later she was a Truth and Reconciliation commissioner.