CHARLOTTE MAXEKE HOUSE

Charlotte Maxeke (1874-1938) has been honored as the mother of Black freedom in South Africa. By 1901 she became the first African woman from South Africa to receive a bachelor's degree, graduating with a B.Sc. from the Wilberforce University in Ohio, USA. She became the leading woman member of the South African Native Congress (later called the African National Congress). She also founded the Bantu Women's League, which fought against the extension of pass laws to women. Charlotte Maxeke lived in this house towards he end of her life, and was buried in Kliptown.
Kliptown Soweto
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