Boycotts, Buses, and Passes: Black Women's Resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa

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In the mid-1950s, as many developing nations sought independence from colonial rule, black women in the American South and in South Africa launched parallel campaigns to end racial injustice within their respective communities. Just as the dignified obstinacy of Mrs. Rosa Parks sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, the 20,000 South African women who marched in Pretoria a year later to protest the pass laws signaled a new wave of resistance to the system of apartheid. In both places women who had previously been ...

Boycotts, Buses, and Passes: Black Women's Resistance in the U.S. South and South Africa 2008, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558496781

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