A Few South Africans: Charlotte Maxeke

CCAC #: 0325
Artwork title: A Few South Africans: Charlotte Maxeke
Artist(s): Sue Williamson
Year made: 1984
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Photo etching / Silkscreen on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 935 x 1315
Artwork series: A Few South Africans
Source: Donated by Albie Sachs who purchased from artist
Year acquired: 1996
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On a travelling exhibition
Signage:

Maxeke was one of the first Black South African women to obtain a degree. She joined an African choir and toured the UK, Canada and the US. While overseas, she received a scholarship to Wilberforce University in Ohio and graduated with a BSc. In 1908 she and her husband Marshall established a black school at Evaton outside Johannesburg.


CCAC 427990

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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