pic6003. Boycott Movement rally, 28 February 1960

pic6003. Boycott Movement rally, 28 February 1960

The crowd in Trafalgar Square at a rally to launch the March Month of Boycott Action on 28 February 1960. On the platform were the Leader of the Labour Party Hugh Gaitskell, ANC leader Tennyson Makiwane, Liberal MP Jeremy Thorpe, Lord Altrincham from the Conservative Party, Rita Smythe from the Co-operative Women’s Guild and Trevor Huddleston. During the month, local councils all over Britain banned South African goods and supporters distributed leaflets to shoppers calling for a boycott.

Category: Boycott movement
Copyright: Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
Holding Institution: Museum of London
Date/Year: 1960