Helen Joseph

(1905—1992) anti-apartheid activist

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(1905–1992), white activist in South Africa charged with high treason. At the height of the apartheid policy of racial segregation in South Africa, Joseph was one of a few white people who participated in the activities of the African National Congress (ANC) during the 1950s and organized women of all races through the Federation of South African Women (FSAW). Despite severe restrictions for much of her life, she refused to go into exile.


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History in Oxford Reference.

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