From British daily The Morning Star:
Apartheid struggle remembered
Thursday 11 June 2009
A new exhibition documenting the South Africa’s vicious apartheid system will open tomorrow at the Museum of London.
Forward to Freedom highlights the struggle of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Britain and is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the movement’s foundation.
The display will include campaign posters and materials spanning 40 years.
The Anti-Apartheid Movement was the largest and most potent international solidarity movement in British history, one which bridged political divides and involved ordinary people from many backgrounds.
The display explores the versatility and creativity of its most significant campaigns, including the decades-long consumer boycott, the high-profile demonstrations against touring South African rugby and cricket teams, the call for an end to arms trade with South Africa and the many campaigns in support of political prisoners and against apartheid executions.
The display also underlines the central importance of London as the city where the Anti-Apartheid Movement was founded and based many of its campaigns and the capital of a country which was inextricably linked with apartheid South Africa, especially during the Thatcher-led Tory years in the 1980s.
Commenting on the exhibition, Lord Bob Hughes of Woodside, who is a former Labour MP and previous chairman of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, said: “This display and partnership with Museum of London and the Bodleian Library reflects the ethos of collaboration demonstrated by the Anti-Apartheid Movement throughout its history.”
Forward to Freedom runs from June 12 to September 6 and is free for all.
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The exhibition is in the Museum of London, London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN.
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