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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
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 22 7/8 × 17 5/16 in. (58.1 × 44 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
United States, North and Central America
Africa
Description:
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.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2016.66.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Anti-apartheid movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cac322b0-a0f1-48b8-bb24-d05fc8495666
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.66.10