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Black Sash Demonstration on Death of Parliament

1959-05-18

Africa Media Online

Africa Media Online

On 17 May 1959 women of the Black Sash demonstrated against the National Party Government's Senate Act which increased the senate members from 49 to 89 thus giving the National Party a majority in Parliament, enabling them to eliminate netranched clauses with ease. Here some of the women, who stood guard in relays, around a model guillotine and a cut out board of the Prime Minister Dr. Verwoerd, labelled Cheif Executioner

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  • Title: Black Sash Demonstration on Death of Parliament
  • Date: 1959-05-18
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Subject Keywords: -
  • Original Source: Museum Africa
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