Artists Against Apartheid was set up by Jerry Dammers and Dali Tambo in 1986. It attracted support from bands and performers and helped organise anti-apartheid concerts all over Britain. In June 1986 it coordinated a concert attended by 250,000 on Clapham Common as part of the AAM’s March and Festival for Freedom. 

After the date had been agreed for South Africa’s first one person one vote election on 27 April 1994 the AAM looked forward to the future. It asked its supporters to help build a new South Africa free from racial division and gross inequality. This T-shirt featured the new South African flag.