THE REASON THEY CENSOR APARTHEID

THE REASON THEY CENSOR APARTHEID

Click image to enlarge
San Francisco, California, United States
February 1989
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This city has declared apartheid an official "crime against humanity."

Billboard put up by the Lawyers Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela and the San Francisco Bay Area National Lawyers Guild. Six of the billboards were put up around San Francisco. At the time members of the Lawyers Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela said the billboard was an effort to thwart the South African government’s censorship of television news which had resulted in the removal of the issue of apartheid from the public awareness.  The organization name on the billboard is the National Lawyers Guild Foundation. This photograph of the billboard was provided to the African Activist Archive Project by Karen Kramer. (Source: Karen Kramer, a former member of the Lawyers Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela, and a newspaper article "Attorneys Against Apartheid Back Publicizing of Violence" by Anne Dorfman, San Francisco Daily Journal, February 22, 1989.)
Collection: Private collection of Karen Kramer