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Committee to Save the Children of Biafra, American  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
April 13, 1969
This flyer advertises a donation drive to help starving children in Biafra. The flyer is white with black text that reads: [Give to / Help feed / the / Starving Children / of Biafra Checks / Accepted]. Between the words "help feed" and "starving children" is an illustration of 8 naked, malnourished children. [COMMITTEE TO SAVE THE CHILDREN OF BIAFRA / 520 FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK N.Y. 10038] is typed in the bottom left corner. The back of the flyer is blank except for the text written in the bottom left corner that reads [W 355th GEOMANY / APRIL 13, 1969 / NEW YORK CITY].
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Children  Search this
Health  Search this
Humanitarianism  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Pan Africanism
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National Museum of African American History and Culture