Stickers for the AAM’s 1988 ‘Nelson Mandela: Freedom at 70’ campaign. At Wembley Stadium on 11 June rock stars played to a capacity audience in a concert that was broadcast around the world. Next day 25 freedom marchers set off from Glasgow on a 5-week march stopping at 32 towns and cities. On 17 July over 50,000 people joined the marchers on the last leg of the march to Hyde Park, where a crowd of a quarter of a million people heard Desmond Tutu call for Mandela’s release. The campaign was the biggest ever organised by the Anti-Apartheid Movement. It projected Nelson Mandela as the future leader of a non-racial South Africa in the eyes of people throughout the world.