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Now You Have Touched The Women…

A work made of screenprint in dark and light green on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of screenprint in dark and light green on cream wove paper.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Judy A. Seidman
American, born 1951, active in Botswana and South Africa

About this artwork

“Now You Have Touched the Women” are lyrics from a South African protest song from the 1956 Anti-Pass Campaign. Pass laws severely restricted movement within the country for black, Indian, and Colored women seeking work or traveling for any reason. On August 9, 1956, twenty thousand women from across the country marched to the union buildings in the capital city, Pretoria, to petition Prime Minister J. G. Strijdom on the issue. Such significant displays of women’s defiance are recognized annually through South Africa’s National Women’s Day.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Judy Ann Seidman

Title

Now You Have Touched The Women…

Place

South Africa (Artist's nationality:)

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1981

Medium

Screenprint in dark and light green on cream wove paper

Dimensions

61 × 43 cm (24 1/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.465

Extended information about this artwork

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