Collection 140 - African Activist Archive

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US AI002 MR-RT-140

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African Activist Archive

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  • 1950 - 1999 (Accumulation)

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Approximately 10 items relate to the Rivonia Trial ; Ephemera, Still images

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Gathered from various repositories and private sources to preserve records and memories of activism in the United States in support of the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s.

A search for Rivonia Trial material yields:
-Photographs of demonstrations outside the South African Consulate in New York protesting the outcome of the Rivonia Trial (from private collections and American Committee on Africa)
-Buttons: "Free Motsoaledi", "Free Kathrada" "Free Mandela", "Happy birthday Motsoaledi" (from Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa)

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Unrestricted

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Database available online - http://africanactivist.msu.edu/advanced_search.php

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