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tsh46. ‘All Shall Have Equal Rights’

T-shirt produced by the African National Congress.

tsh47. ‘Advance to People’s Power’

T-shirt celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress in 1912.

tsh48. Freedom Run sweatshirt

Sweatshirt advertising the AAM’s annual Freedom Run in Brockwell Park, Brixton, South London. The Freedom Run event featured stalls selling goods from the liberation movements and races where sponsored runners raised funds for the AAM.




tsh49. ‘Support the Front Line States – Isolate Apartheid’

Sweatshirt produced by AA Enterprises. This design was also used on T-shirts, mugs, tea towels and wrapping paper to publicise anti-apartheid campaigns and raise funds for the AAM. 

tsh50. ‘Isolate Apartheid Sanctions Now’

Sweatshirt produced by AA Enterprises to raise funds for the AAM.

tsh33. Mandela concert, 1990

T-shirt produced for the Wembley Stadium concert held on 16 April 1990 to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela. Mandela thanked the people of Britain and the world for campaigning for his release. The back of the T-shirt lists the lead artists who performed at the concert.

tsh34. Mandela concert, 1988

Sweatshirt produced for the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday tribute concert at Wembley Stadium, 11 June 1988. The concert was attended by a capacity audience of 72,000 and broadcast to over 60 countries. On the back of the T-shirt is a list of artists who performed at the concert

tsh36. ‘Free All Detainees’

Early in 1989 more than 300 South African detainees went on hunger strike in protest against their detention without trial. The AAM publicised the hunger strike and called for their release. Thousands of people were imprisoned without charge under the nationwide State of Emergency declared in June 1986. They included many children and young people. Some of them were held for over two years.

tsh37. ‘I Salute Mandela’

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on 11 February 1990 was celebrated by opponents of apartheid all over the world. But it was only a first step towards ending apartheid. This T-shirt was part of the attempt to ensure that anti-apartheid campaigners kept up their pressure on the South African government. The image of Mandela was an artist’s impression based on photographs taken before he was imprisoned in 1962. 

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