ZA COM MR-AAO-176
- 1913 - 1993 (Accumulation)
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Personal archive ; The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London holds her archive covering the period 1938-1993. It contains correspondence, journals, speeches and photographs. It includes material concerning Helen Joseph with whom she once shared a prison cell.
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Hannah Stanton was a missionary and anti-apartheid activist who worked in South Africa and the UK. Following the increased violence and activities of the South African police, culminating in the Sharpeville Massacre of 21 March 1960, she found herself under surveillance. On 30 March 1960 she was arrested and held without charge, and without access to a lawyer until 21 May 1960, when she was deported to the UK. During this time she was held at Pretoria Central Gaol, where she shared a cell with Helen Joseph. After her deportation she became involved in various anti-apartheid campaigns, including those of the AAM.