Albertina Sisulu

21 October 1918 - 2 June 2011 

Albertina which means "Noble and famous

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu, from South Africa, widely referred to as the “Mother of the Nation”. Is a woman to remember. She fought against racism during the apartheid years of South Africa and was the first woman to be arrested under the General Laws Amendment Act, which gave police the authority to hold suspects in detention for up to 90 days without charging them. She also fought for women's rights and helped women of all races, inspiring many that followed after her to fight for women and racial rights. uMam’ Sisulu was a leader in the ANC (African National Congress) as well as FEDSAW (Federation of South African Women) a multiracial women’s organization that was one of the most important anti-apartheid organizations in South Africa. She was a warrior against the apartheid regime until the very end.


Portrait Albertina Sisulu considered the mother of the nation through her battle with woman and racial rights. 


The wedding of Albertina Sisulu also present at the wedding was Nelson and Winnie Mandela. 
 Albertina Sisulu along side her husband Walter Sisulu. 
1860 Alabama accessed 10 November 2020. 



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Works Cited

Kizziah J. Bills Idaho, B. (n.d.). BYU-Idaho Login. Retrieved November 16, 2020, from