• Short Summary

    SOCIAL HISTORY WAS MADE IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID, DEC 30, WHEN A WHITE GIRL ACTED AS BRIDESMAID FOR A NATIVE COUPLE AT THEIR WEDDING HELD IN THE CROWDED WHITE AREA OF YEOVILLE, JOHANNESBURG.

  • Description

    SOCIAL HISTORY WAS MADE IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID, DEC 30, WHEN A WHITE GIRL ACTED AS BRIDESMAID FOR A NATIVE COUPLE AT THEIR WEDDING HELD IN THE CROWDED WHITE AREA OF YEOVILLE, JOHANNESBURG.

    THE BRIDESMAID AT THIS NON-WHITE "WEDDING OF THE YEAR" WAS MISS BARBARA HOWELLS; SHE WAS A TRIFLE LATE AND HAD TO RUN TO CATCH UP WITH THE BRIDE AT YEOVILLE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. THE OTHER BRIDESMAIDS WERE COLOURED.

    THE BRIDE WAS MISS EDITH HLATSWAYE, A BACHELOR OF ARTS AND IS SOCIAL WORKER WITH THE JOHANNESBURG NON-EUROPEAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. THE BRIDEGROOM, MR NMEDI MKANEMIA AN M.A., AND A JOHANNESBURG PSYCHOLOGIST.

    THE CHURCH WAS PACKED WITH GUEST OF ALL RACES, INCLUDING LEADING MEMBERS OF THE NON-WHITE COMMUNITY AND PROMINENT WHITES IN THE CITY.

    ON THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING POLICE RAIDED THE BRIDE'S HOME. GUESTS SAID THE POLICE APPEARED TO BE LOOKING FOR LIQUOR OR FOR WHITES AT THE WEDDING EVE CELEBRATION BUT FOUND NEITHER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9R6O272MP9PVJ99W3FK9DXEXC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9R6O272MP9PVJ99W3FK9DXEXC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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