NACTU June 16 Rally: Education for Liberation
c. 1985
14.5 in HIGH x 11.75 in WIDE
(36.83 cm HIGH x 29.84 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster has a small black and white photograph of three children running in a street. The tallest boy is holding another boy who is hurt. There is a girl with her hand up and screaming next to them. The poster reads, "NACTU June 16 Rally/ Education for Liberation" in red and black. The upper right corner has a logo for NACTU with an outline of Africa with a fist. NACTU is the National Council of Trade Unions, one of several labor affiliations fighting apartheid. The photo is an iconic one of a child killed by South African police during the first day of the uprising in Soweto, June 16, 1976. The police were responding to a demonstration by high school students protesting the mandate that the white settler languages of English and Afrikaans would be used for instruction in schools. June 16 is now a South African national holiday of remembrance. [LMC] 

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