Flyer advertising protest against Rhodesian imports

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Created by
Revolutionary Student Brigade, American, 1974 - 1980
Subject of
General Motors Corporation, founded 1908
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, American, founded 1898
Union Carbide, American, founded 1917
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type
fliers (printed matter)
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Zimbabwe, Africa
South Africa, Africa
Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, Africa
Cabinda, Angola, Central Africa, Africa
Mozambique, Africa
Namibia, Africa
Date
1970s
Description
This flyer advertises a protest against Rhodesian imports. The flyer is white with black text and features an illustration of soldiers in the top right corner. The title reads: [Strike / A Blow / For African Freedom!] in bold letters. The title is followed by a paragraph of information about Rhodesian imports. Other bolded text on the flyer reads: [Stop Rhodesian Imports] and [Revolutionary Student Brigade]. The date [1974] is handwritten in the bottom right corner. The back of the flyer discusses the war in Zimbabwe, imperialism and the importance of student activism in several paragraphs divided by titles that read: [PEOPLE'S WAR IN ZIMBABWE], [IMPERIALSM - ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE], and [STUDENTS - AN IMPORTANT FORCE]. The bottom of the page features a drawing of the African continent that identifies several African countries. Text next to the drawing reads: [JOIN THE DEMONSTRATION / AGAINST THE "AFRICAN DAWN"].
Topic
African American
Activism
Africa
Black power
Business
International affairs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.27.68
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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