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Poster advocating a boycott of the 1968 Olympics signed by Harry Edwards

Catalog Data

Issued by:
Olympic Project for Human Rights, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Illustrated by:
Bozé  Search this
Subject of:
International Olympic Committee, Swiss, founded 1894  Search this
Signed by:
Harry Edwards, American, born 1942  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 22 7/8 × 17 5/16 in. (58.1 × 44 cm)
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
A poster advocating the boycott of the 1968 Summer Olympics. The poster has a white background and black text and design. At the top text surrounding the Olympic rings reads: [Olympic Games]. Below that text, at center, is a large circle. Inside the circle, there is text and a drawing. The drawing depicts outlines of the United States and Africa; raised fists come out from the inner edges of the outlines. Text in the middle of the circle reads: 1968 / Black America / & / Africa / United / 32 Black African Nations Have Voted To Boycott the '68 Olympics]. Below the circle large black text reads: [Can We Do Less?]. Outside the circle, to the bottom right, small black print reads: [Bozé]. Outside the circle, to the bottom left, is the signature of Harry Edwards. The back of the poster is blank.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Athletes  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Anti-apartheid movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture