pic9311. Mandela in Glasgow

Nelson Mandela danced with singer Mara Louw in Glasgow’s George Square on 9 October 1993. Earlier, AAM President Trevor Huddleston presented him with a special scroll commemorating the award of the freedom of nine British local authorities. In 1981 Glasgow was the first local authority to present Mandela with the freedom of the city. Also in the photograph is the Chair of the Scottish AA Committee, Brian Filling.

pic9402. Celebrating in Trafalgar Square

Baroness Barbara Castle and Labour MPs Joan Lestor and Glenda Jackson were among anti-apartheid campaigners who released balloons in Trafalgar Square on 27 April 1994, the day of South Africa’s first ever democratic election. On 10 May, when Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa, ANC and AAM members entered South Africa House for the first time, when they attended a reception to celebrate the inauguration.

pic7410. March calling for independence for the Portuguese colonies

Thousands marched through London in support of the liberation movements in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea Bissau on 16 June 1974. They were celebrating the overthrow of Portuguese dictator Marcello Caetano in April 1974 and the victory of the armed struggle in Portugal’s African colonies.  The main speaker at the demonstration was FRELIMO leader Mariano Matsinhe. In the photo (left to right) are Jack Collins, General Secretary of the Kent Area of the National Union of Mineworkers, AAM Hon. Secretary Abdul Minty and Tony Gifford, Chair of the Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guiné.