ZA COM MR-AAO-110
City of London Anti-Apartheid Group (City Group) : [Part 2]
- 1982-01-01 - 1994-12-31 (Accumulation)
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The UWC/RIM Mayibuye Archives hold some materials covering the period 1982-1995 within the Norma and David Kitson collection.
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The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group was a breakaway group of the national AAM, founded in 1982 by Norma Kitson, and allied to the Revolutionary Communist Group. City Group developed a close working relationship not only with the ANC and SWAPO, but also with the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), AZAPO, and Black Consciousness supporters. In 1985 City Group was expelled from the national AAM, and from 1986 - 1990 its supporters maintained a Non-Stop Picket outside the South African Embassy in Trafalgar Square calling for the release of Nelson Mandela. The City Group archives provide an opportunity to understand a different perspective on the international anti-apartheid movement.