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Black Sash, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBlack Sash, thethe Black SashˌBlack ˈSash, the 🔊 🔊 an organization of South African women that was started in 1955 to protest against apartheid (=the system in which black people had few political rights, and black and white people had to live in different areas). The organization was started by white women and they used to wear black sashes. The Black Sash still exists as a women's non-racial humanitarian organization.
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