by Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement, Ken Williams
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
About March 1971
Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement
This poster promoted a demonstration at Polaroid Corporation protesting its business in South Africa. In 1970, African American employees at Polaroid discovered that the company's film was being used to produce photographs for passbooks that Africans were required to carry. The workers formed the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement (PRWM) and called for a world-wide boycott of all Polaroid products. The PRWM demanded that the company disengage from South Africa, make a public statement in both South Africa and the U.S. confirming its position on apartheid, and contribute its profits made in South Africa to recognized African liberation movements. Size: 17 x 22 inches.
Used by permission of Caroline Hunter, co-founder of the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement.
Collection: Boston Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections