Badges against Apartheid.

South Africa and International about 1980-94. These badges were made to support the struggle against apartheid in south africa- a government- enforced system of racial segregation. Badges were created by south africans and liberation groups forced into exile, as well as by international solidarity groups. These intimate objects made the struggle part of the lives of supporters far away, while for people in South Africa, badges demonstrated unity in the face of censorship. The badges at the bottom right mark South Africas transition to free elections. Materials: Tin, printed paper and plastic.

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