Solidarity with South African and Namibian Political Prisoners!
Poster produced as part of the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) campaign for the release of Nelson Mandela in response to a petition launched by the Sunday Post in South Africa. A declaration calling for Mandela's release was endorsed by hundreds of MPs, trade unions, playwrights, musicians and academics in Britain. The AAM distributed thousands of badges, leaflets and stickers calling for Mandela's release. The following year Glasgow became the first British city to award him the freedom of the city, and buildings, streets and public gardens all over Britain were renamed in his honor. [Size: 24 x 17 inches.]
Used by permission of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root