Black Sash photographic exhibition at Artscape

11 August 2015

The Black Sash photographic exhibition, put together with the help of photographer Paul Weinberg and UCT Libraries Special Collections, was officially opened at the launch of the Artscape Women's Humanity Arts Festival from 6 to 9 August.

The event, which was attended by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and several other dignitaries, marked the official launch of Mary Burton's book The Black Sash, to coincide with the organisation's 60th anniversary.

The festival culminated in a Women's Humanity Walk on Sunday 9 August, starting at the District Six Homecoming Centre and ending at Artscape Theatre, followed by a Humanity Meal sponsored by The Next 48 Hours newspaper.

Read more about the history of the silent sisterhood in our interview with former Black Sash president Mary Burton.

Photo caption: Former Black Sash president Mary Burton (right) and national director Lynette Maart at the photo exhibition and book launch marking the organisation's 60th anniversary.

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