This badge was produced by the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM), which was founded in 1959 with the original title of the Boycott Movement and proved to be one of Britain’s most successful campaigning organisations. The AAM was begun by South Africans who had fled apartheid and settled in England and who were determined to maintain solidarity with those still struggling against apartheid in South Africa itself. The badge offers a starting point from which students can explore increased awareness of and campaigning against racism in Britain as well as abroad in the second half of the 20th century.
20th century British
plastic, paper, metal
diameter: 2.5 cm
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