T-shirts

tsh30. Release Nelson Mandela

T-shirt first produced by Barnet Anti-Apartheid Group in 1982 for the campaign to free Nelson Mandela. The group pioneered the production of T-shirts publicising AAM campaigns. From the late 1970s it produced T-shirts and sweatshirts in a range of colours featuring the AAM logo. 

tsh34. Mandela concert, 1988

Sweatshirt produced for the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday tribute concert at Wembley Stadium, 11 June 1988. The concert was attended by a capacity audience of 72,000 and broadcast to over 60 countries. On the back of the T-shirt is a list of artists who performed at the concert

tsh32. Free the Children of Southern Africa

T-shirt produced for the campaign to highlight the detention of children in South Africa organised by Southern Africa the Imprisoned Society (SATIS). The campaign arose from a conference held in Harare in 1987 at which children from South Africa testified about their torture in detention. It was carried forward at a meeting held on 23 April 1988 at City University, London by the Harare Working Group.

tsh25. Troops out of the Townships

Troops in armoured personnel carriers terrorised young people living in South Africa’s black townships in the mid-1980s. This T-shirt was produced by Artists Against Apartheid, set up by Jerry Dammers and Dali Tambo in 1986.