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Charlotte Maxeke’s birthday

Charlotte Maxeke’s birthday

Charlotte Maxeke’s birthday


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b. April 7, 1874: CHARLOTTE MAXEKE (d. 1939), South African religious leader, social worker and political activist; graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1901 (from Ohio’s Wilberforce University) she became the first black South African woman to receive a college degree; founder of the Bantu Women’s League that later became the ANC Women’s League; president of the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and the SA navy submarine SAS Charlotte Maxeke is named after her

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