Africa Shall Be Free: We Shall Free Her

A work made of screenprint in gray and brown on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of screenprint in gray and brown on white wove paper.

Date:

1980/83

Artist:

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

About this artwork

This poster commemorates Freedom Day, observed by South Africa’s African National Congress and other organizations sympathetic to the struggle against apartheid. June 26, which appears in the bottom right, was the date of a nationwide protest in 1950 to honor 18 black South Africans killed a month prior during an International Workers’ Day strike. The strapping man and woman depicted, each with a rifle on their back, signal the idea of militant resistance against the forces of apartheid.

Today, Freedom Day is a national holiday in South Africa, celebrated on April 27 in remembrance of the country’s first democratic election.

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Artist

Judy Ann Seidman

Title

Africa Shall Be Free: We Shall Free Her

Origin

South Africa

Date

1980–1983

Medium

Screenprint in gray and brown on white wove paper

Dimensions

426 × 605 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.462

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