Ribbon cutting of T-shirt exhibit from African Activist Archive collectoins

Ribbon cutting of T-shirt exhibit from African Activist Archive collectoins

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by Stephanie Motschenbacher
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
October 1, 2012
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

The Michigan State University African Studies Center and the African Activist Archive Project (which is sponsored by the Center), in cooperation with the MSU Library, organized an exhibit of Southern Africa Solidarity T-shirts in October 2012. Prexy Nesbitt, who donated his collection of T-shirts to the MSU Library Special Collections, spoke at the opening of the exhibit and is shown hear cutting the ribbon to open the exhibit. Vinyl copies of three-quarter-sized shirts were displayed on the walls of the MSU International Center lobby, and vinyl prints of milestones in the 100-year history of the African National Congress (ANC) were displayed on the floor nearby. At left of photo is James Pritchett, Director of the African Studies Center; next to him is Christine Root, MSU Project Manager of the African Activist Archive. To left of Nesbitt’s elbow is John Beck, faculty member in School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, who has taught in South Africa. To the right of Nesbitt is Jackie Mullen, who digitized more than 1,400 documents that appear on the African Activist Archive website.

Used by permission of Michigan State University International Studies and Programs.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root