Azania Will be Free! Anti-apartheid Student ProtestsPrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1985

Medium: Offset Printed

Dimensions: 23″ x 16″

During the 1980s one of the strongest centers within the international movement to dismantle apartheid in South Africa was in the US. As part of that movement, students protested at university campuses across the country, building mock shanty towns and calling on schools and corporations to divest their holdings in South Africa. This poster was done in Spring of 1985 to support the thousands of University of California, Berkeley student activists that were staging “sit-ins” and camping out at Sproul Plaza. They did so to honor slain activist Steve Biko as well as to demand that the University divest their $4.6 billion investment in South Africa. Azania was used by the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania as the anti-colonial name for South Africa.

Image: University of California, Berkeley anti-apartheid demonstration with a superimposed photograph of an anti-apartheid demonstration in a South African black township.

Words: Azania Will be Free!

Color: black, gold, on white paper

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