Boycott movement

bom09. Rally to launch the March Month of Boycott


This leaflet advertised the march and rally on 28 February 1960 that launched the March Month of Boycott in 1960. Six thousand people marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. The speakers included Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell, Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe, Conservative Lord Altrincham, ANC leader Tennyson Makiwane and Rita Smythe from the Co-operative Women’s Guild. The rally was chaired by Trevor Huddleston.

pic6001. Boycott Movement march and rally, 28 February 1960

The March Month of Boycott Action organised by the Boycott Movement in 1960 was launched by a march and rally on 28 February. At the head of the march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square were ANC leader Tennyson Makiwane, Trevor Huddleston, Labour Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell and Dennis Phombeah of the London-based Committee of African Organisations. During the month, local councils all over Britain banned South African goods and supporters distributed leaflets to shoppers calling for a boycott.

pic6002. Boycott Movement march, 28 February 1960

On the march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square to launch the March Month of Boycott Action on 28 February 1960. During the month, local councils all over Britain banned South African goods and supporters distributed leaflets to shoppers calling for a boycott. The month was organised by the Boycott Movement, set up in 1959.

pic6011. Boycott Movement march, 28 February 1960

On the march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square to launch the March Month of Boycott Action in 1960. The month was organised by the Boycott Movement, set up in 1959. Second from left: ANC London representative Mazisi Kunene.

pic6003. Boycott Movement rally, 28 February 1960

The crowd in Trafalgar Square at a rally to launch the March Month of Boycott Action on 28 February 1960. On the platform were the Leader of the Labour Party Hugh Gaitskell, ANC leader Tennyson Makiwane, Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe, Lord Altrincham from the Conservative Party, Rita Smythe from the Co-operative Women’s Guild and Trevor Huddleston. During the month, local councils all over Britain banned South African goods and supporters distributed leaflets to shoppers calling for a boycott.

pic6004. Boycott Movement rally, 28 February 1960

Trevor Huddleston speaking at the rally in Trafalgar Square to launch the March Month of Boycott Action. Right to left: ANC leader Tennyson Makiwane, Labour Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell and Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe. During the month, local councils all over Britain banned South African goods and supporters distributed leaflets to shoppers calling for a boycott. The month was organised by the Boycott Movement, set up in 1959.

 
bom11. March Month of Boycott

Leaflet asking shoppers to boycott South African produce during the March Month of Boycott Action. 200,000 of these leaflets were distributed during the month, together with a further 350,000 copies of a special Labour Party version.

bom12. ‘Boycott South African Goods’

Leaflet for window display in the March Month of Boycott Action.