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Poster, Free All South African Political Prisoners, 1990

This is a Poster. It is dated 1990 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Karrie Jacobs. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs.

Its dimensions are

71 × 47.2 cm (27 15/16 × 18 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Other text: "Nelson Mandela was released from prison February 11th, 1990. Nearly one year later 3,000 political prisoner remains in apartheid's jails. These are just some of their names. [Extensive list of names]" Imprinted on bottom: "To Help Free South Africa's Political Prisoners contact The Africa Fund..."

Cite this object as

Poster, Free All South African Political Prisoners, 1990; USA; lithograph on paper; 71 × 47.2 cm (27 15/16 × 18 9/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-116

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