po144. ‘Save These Lives’ poster
The World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners was set up by the AAM in response to a UN General Assembly resolution passed on 11 October 1963 calling for the charges in the Rivonia trial to be dropped and the release of all South African political prisoners. The campaign circulated an international declaration calling for the release of Nelson Mandela and his co-accused. It was largely because of the international campaign that the death sentence was not imposed. This poster was part of the campaign.
|World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners
|AAM Archives Committee
|American Committee on Africa records, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans