Women’s March on Pretoria, 1956

Women’s March on Pretoria, 1956

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Wednesday, 30 March

This 1956 march was a protest against pass laws that were part of South Africa’s system of apartheid – and specifically the requirement that women carry passes. The protest was simultaneously part of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, and the movement for women’s rights. 

Research:

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