A film poster for Invictus featuring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Morgan Freeman, seen from behind takes up the majority of the poster. He is seen with the left side of his face toward the viewer. Superimposed on his back is another man who is wears a rugby uniform seen within a stadium with cheering spectators. The man is smiling looking off to the left. In the lower right corner are the billing block and release date. In the upper right corner are the listing of the starring actors, title, and movie tag line [MORGAN/FREEMAN/MATT/DAMON/A FILM BY CLINT EASTWOOD/INVICTUS/HIs people needed a leader./He gave them a champion.].
A presidential campaign poster for Nelson Mandela issued by the African National Congress (ANC). The poster is black, in portrait orientation, and centrally features a black-and-white bust image of Nelson Mandela. The image is bordered by yellow and green bands, with the text [MANDELA / FOR PRESIDENT!] above the image, and [THE PEOPLE'S / CHOICE!] below the image, in yellow lettering bordered by green. The ANC’s logo is positioned in the bottom right corner of the image of Mandela. The logo consists of a black-and-white shield, a wheel, a hand wrapped around a spear behind a black, green and gold flag, against a black, green and gold flag background. Block white text running along the bottom edge of the poster reads [ISSUED BY ANC, PWV REGION, DEPT. OF INFORMATION & PUBLICITY, 207 JEPPE STREET, JOHANNESBURG 2000]. The reverse is blank except for black, printed lines on each edge.
A striped pinback button featuring an image of Nelson Mandela. The background colors of the button, black, green, and yellow are the colors of the African National Congress flag. At the top of the button the words [FREE MAN] appear in white text, the bottom reads [NELSON MANDELA] in black text. In the middle is an image of Mandela's face in brown ink. There are stains on the front of the button, the metal back of the button is in excellent condition.
Round pin-back button featuring a black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela. Surrounding the photograph on three sides is yellow and green type. Yellow and green type reads, [NELSON/MANDELA/THE STRUGGLE IS MY LIFE]. White type along bottom edge, [DONNELLY COLT CUSTOMPRINTING, BOX 188 HAMPTON, CT. 06247 203-455-9621].
The oral history consists of eleven digital files: 2011.174.106.1a, 2011.174.106.1b, 2011.174.106.1c, 2011.174.106.1d, 2011.174.106.1e, 2011.174.106.1f, 2011.174.106.1g, 2011.174.106.1h, 2011.174.106.1i, 2011.174.106.1j, and 2011.174.106.1k.
Robert Brown describes his childhood in High Point, North Carolina, the poverty and segregation that defined his childhood, and how his grandmother influenced him by telling stories about his family's history during slavery. Brown became one of the first black policemen in High Point and later transitioned to a position as a federal agent in New York. He returned to North Carolina in 1960 to start a public relations firm, B&C Associates, Inc., which advised companies about how to change policies on race and segregation. Brown also shares stories about serving as a special assistant to President Richard Nixon and his role in bringing attention to apartheid in South Africa through his relationship with Nelson Mandela and his family.