Poster advocating a boycott of the 1968 Olympics signed by Harry Edwards

Issued by
Olympic Project for Human Rights, American, 1967 - 1968
Illustrated by
Bozé
Subject of
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894
Signed by
Edwards, Harry, American, born 1942
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 7/8 × 17 5/16 in. (58.1 × 44 cm)
Description
A poster advocating the boycott of the 1968 Summer Olympics. The poster has a white background and black text and design. At the top text surrounding the Olympic rings reads: [Olympic Games]. Below that text, at center, is a large circle. Inside the circle, there is text and a drawing. The drawing depicts outlines of the United States and Africa; raised fists come out from the inner edges of the outlines. Text in the middle of the circle reads: 1968 / Black America / & / Africa / United / 32 Black African Nations Have Voted To Boycott the '68 Olympics]. Below the circle large black text reads: [Can We Do Less?]. Outside the circle, to the bottom right, small black print reads: [Bozé]. Outside the circle, to the bottom left, is the signature of Harry Edwards. The back of the poster is blank.
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Africa
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Anti-apartheid movements
Type
posters
Topic
Activism
Athletes
International affairs
Olympics
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
2016.66.10
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cac322b0-a0f1-48b8-bb24-d05fc8495666