Smash Bantu Education

A work made of screenprint in black and red on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of screenprint in black and red on white wove paper.

Date:

1980

Artist:

Thamsanqa (Thami) Mnyele (South African, 1948-1985)
Sergio-Albio González (Cuban, born 1931)

About this artwork

The 1953 Bantu Education Act placed the education of black students under the jurisdiction of the apartheid government. The act exacerbated the conditions of apartheid by limiting state funding to schools that accepted the substandard curriculum of the newly established Department of Bantu Education. That curriculum allowed for only three hours of instruction per day and mandated a racially discriminatory focus on training for unskilled labor and menial jobs that served the white ruling minority. This poster speaks out against the act, which remained in effect until 1979.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Albio Gonzalez

Title

Smash Bantu Education

Origin

South Africa

Date

1980

Medium

Screenprint in black and red on white wove paper

Dimensions

527 × 426 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.428

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