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Xuma, Alfred B. (Alfred Bitini), 1893-1962


  • [Individual was a political activist.]

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  • Fuller Name

    • Alfred Bitini
  • Variants

    • Xuma, Alfred Bitini, 1893-1962
    • Xuma, A. B. (Alfred Bitini), 1893-1962
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1893
    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1890Dictionary of African Biography
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1962
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Minnesota
        • Organization: (naf) Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
        • Organization: (naf) University of London
        • Organization: (naf) African National Congress
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Transkei (South Africa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Alfred B. Xuma, 2000:CIP galley (Alfred Bitini Xuma (1893-1962); first western-trained African physician to practice medicine in Johannesburg)
    • found: A.B. Xuma, 2012:p. viii (Alfred Bitini Xuma)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 21, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Xuma, Alfred Bitini; political figure, black nationalist, political activist; born in 1890 in Transkei, South Africa; BS from the University of Minnesota (1920); MD from Northwestern University's medical school (1926); Diploma of Public Health at the University of London's School of Hygiene (1938); first western-trained African physician to practice medicine in Johannesburg, South Africa; helped lead an ultimately unsuccessful effort to preserve African voting rights in the Cape (1935-1936); became a respected leader of African women's organizations in Johannesburg and president of the African National Congress (ANC); reinvigorating the Congress by opening a national headquarters, hiring organizers, raising funds, modernizing the constitution, recruiting youths and intellectuals (1940's); fought the South African government's plan to incorporate South-West Africa (Namibia) into its territory, which became one of the greatest political victories; died in 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was a political activist.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1999-03-26: new
    • 2015-09-09: revised
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