SOUTH AFRICA: Queen of the Blacks

In the Union of South Africa, home of 2,000,000 dominant whites and 8,000,000 submerged blacks, a remarkable thing had come to pass. Through their elected white representatives in Parliament (seven out of 153 M.P.s), the blacks had chosen as their spokesman a plump, greying, social crusader, Mrs. Violet Margaret Livingstone Ballinger.

Not since the days of Victoria—"the great white queen across the seas"—had any white woman won comparable confidence among South Africa's natives. Their world is still a man's world, where a bride may be bought with cattle, where a wife labors as a beast of burden...

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