Miriam Makeba, was one South Africa’s most famous singers, and in fact was the first vocalist to put African music onto the international map in the She was also an avid human rights campaigner.
Miriam Makeba "Mama Africa" was a South African civil rights activist. She refused to curl her hair and wear makeup during her performances which internationally became known as the " Afro-look"
Sixty years ago, the South African government cleared Sophiatown, a multi-racial neighbourhood in Johannesburg, to turn it into a whites-only area.
Vintage shot of Miriam Makeba.