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Object Name: Ribbon
Date: 1962-1990
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Medium: Ribbon
Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 in. ( 12.1 x 5.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Ribbon: "FREE/NELSON/MANDELA!/African National Congress"; black and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of Beatrice J. Siegel
Object Number: 2002.70.62
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This ribbon advocated the release of Nelson Mandela, an activist and humanitarian who led the fight against apartheid and other forms of racial oppression in South Africa. It is part of a protest in favor of the unbanning of the African National Congress and other people's organizations, the dismantling of apartheid and the establishment of a free democratic State.