Abdullah Abdurahman (1872-1940) Family Papers

Institution: Northwestern University - Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
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Evanston IL 60208
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Date: 1906-1962
Extent: 2.92 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
The Abdullah Abdurahman family was active in the South African Coloured population’s struggle for political and economic equality.

Scope and Content Note:
The Abdullah Abdurahman Family Papers contain materials from three members of the family; those of Abdullah Abdurahman (1872-1940), physician and political leader, and his wife, Mrs. Helen Abdurahman (1877?-1953), comprise half of the material and Dr. and Mrs. Abdurahman’s daughter, Mrs. Zainunnissa Gool (1897-1963), political leader, the other half. Despite gaps, the Abdullah Abdurahman Family Papers provide an historical view of the Coloured population’s struggle for political and economic equality in South Africa.

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