Anti-Apartheid badge

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Anti-Apartheid Movement badge; front and back view


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Collection search

Source: britishmuseum.org

This search has used the filters: badge, paper, 1960 – 2000 and apartheid. A few additional badges can be found using South Africa instead of apartheid. All images can be downloaded for classroom use.

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx?searchText=apartheid&images=true&from=ad&fromDate=1960&to=ad&toDate=2000&object=24130&material=18090

AAM archives

Source: aamarchives.org

Use the ‘browse the archive’ link to find examples of AAM badges, t-shirts, posters, mugs, bags and many other types of ephemera

Visit the site http://www.aamarchives.org/

AAM education resources, with a scheme of work and materials that use the campaign against apartheid as a case study

Source: aamarchives.org

Visit the site http://www.aamarchives.org/education-pack.html

BBC News video: Apartheid - 46 years in 90 seconds

Source: youtube.com

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f2k6iDFCL4

Apartheid explained

Source: youtube.com

Video (2:56) with useful summary of the roots of apartheid.

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7yvnUz2PLE

Campaigning timeline from Parliament UK

Source: parliament.uk

Visit the site http://www.parliament.uk/education/teaching-resources-lesson-plans/campaigning-timeline/

British Library Campaign website

Source: bl.uk

Visit the site http://www.bl.uk/learning/citizenship/campaign/campaignhome.html

Vella Pillay video (1:54)

Source: youtube.com

One of the founder members of AAM assesses its work against apartheid.

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRBdDzWuWkQ

Fruits of fear video (1:18)

Source: youtube.com

Campaign film for the boycott of South African produce.

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg8A-tbE3lM

Barbara Castle video (2:59)

Source: youtube.com

The Labour MP and former president of the AAM talking about organising a silent vigil against South Africa.

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zCaEoVDyeg

The AAM at 50

Source: actsa.org

Memories of members of the AAM about campaign activities.

Visit the site http://www.actsa.org/Pictures/UpImages/AAM/Memories_aam.pdf

Brixton 1981 video (5:24)

Source: youtube.com

The attitudes of the police towards black people in Brixton in the 1980s

See this video on youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWGiRX_uEHs

Southall disturbances 1

Source: bbc.co.uk

Interviews with residents and footage of the protest, police response and reference to the death of Blair Peach.

Visit the site http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8015653.stm

Southall disturbances 2

Source: youtube.com

A news report.

Visit the site http://youtu.be/Si1eZQb17zU

BBC Class Clip: two Asian youths share their experiences of race relations in 1960s Britain

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zgt97ty

BBC Class Clip: Black power in 1960s UK

Source: bbc.co.uk

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zw32n39

Brief information about the disturbances in Toxteth in 1981

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/exhibitions/toxteth1981/

Exploring 20th Century London

Source: 20thcenturylondon.org.uk

Accessibly written website with timeline and objects, images and documents relating to themes including protests, uprisings, citizenship and immigration.

Visit the site http://www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk/

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums and sites to visit.

Black Cultural Archives

Source: bcaheritage.org.uk

Visit the site http://bcaheritage.org.uk/

Museum of London

Source: museumoflondon.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/

People’s History Museum: history of protest and politics in Britain

Source: phm.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.phm.org.uk/

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/exhibitions/toxteth1981/

Ulster Museum (National Museums of Northern Ireland), Belfast

Source: nmni.com

The new Modern History gallery examines protest, social revolution and campaigns for civil rights.

Visit the site http://www.nmni.com/um/What-s-on/Permanent-Displays/Modern-History

Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Source: wcml.org.uk

Archive representing 200 years of working class activism, including community responses to racial discrimination.

Visit the site http://www.wcml.org.uk/

Bishopsgate Institute, London

Source: bishopsgate.org.uk

Library and archive containing activists’ materials and covering radical, social, labour, feminist and gay history in London.

Visit the site http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Library/Schools-and-Community-Learning

Glasgow Women’s Library

Source: womenslibrary.org.uk

Library, archive and museum with collections linked to social movements and political campaigns.

Visit the site http://womenslibrary.org.uk/explore-the-library-and-archive/the-museum-collection/

The Keep, Brighton

Source: thekeep.info

Several archives, including the Mass Observation Archive of material about everyday life in 20th and 21st century Britain.

Visit the site http://www.thekeep.info

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