Touring exhibition to tell story of British anti-Apartheid movement at Gallery Oldham

GALLERY OLDHAM is hosting a new touring exhibition to tell the story of the British anti-Apartheid movement. 

Banner now in Gallery Oldham's collections in use on an anti apartheid march 1986
Banner now in Gallery Oldham’s collections in use on an anti apartheid march 1986

‘Forward to Freedom’, organised by the Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, focuses on the campaigns to support the people of South Africa.

In 1959 the Boycott Movement called for a boycott of South African produce, which grew into a movement of hundreds of thousands of people, campaigning for sanctions against South Africa and the release of Nelson Mandela.

The national touring exhibition is part of an education project set up by the Anti-Apartheid Archives Committee that includes an archival website and learning resources.

Pic9204. Protest against the Boipatong massacre, June 1992
Protest against the Boipatong massacre, June 1992

The Gallery and Oldham Archives and Local Studies also has a large collection of material relating to the local campaign.

The exhibition also features material such as banners and leaflets from the Oldham branch of the Anti-Apartheid movement.

You can find more pictures and information about the Anti-Apartheid Movement and listen to the stories of people who were involved at: www.aamarchives.org

The exhibition will run from September 26 – October 24 at Gallery Oldham, Greaves Street OL1 1AL.

 

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