The Black Sash of South Africa: A Case Study in Liberalism

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The Black Sash of South Africa: A Case Study in Liberalism

By Cherry Michelman
Oxford University Press (for the Institute of Race Relations, London), 1975
198 pp. $18.25
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An account of the evolution of Black Sash from a mass middle-class organization concerned with the survival of parliamentary democracy into a cadre of about 1,200 white women self-exiled to the fringes of their society by their advocacy of racial integration. Candid about the women's ambiguous position vis-à-vis black racial consciousness, and objective about both their moral victories and political defeats.