Charlotte Maxeke

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A young Charlotte Maxeke

Charlotte Makgomo née Mannya Maxeke (7 April 1871[1] – 16 October 1939)was a South African religious leader, social and political activist; she was the first black woman to graduate with a university degree in South Africa with a B.Sc from Wilberforce University Ohio in 1903, as well as the first black African woman to graduate from an American university.


  • This work is not for yourselves. Kill that spirit of self and do not live above your people but live with them and if you can rise, bring someone with you.