J.A. Seidman, June 14 memorial, silkscreen, Gaborone 1985

The South African Defence Force raided supporters of the liberation struggle in Gaborone on June 14, 1985, killing 12 people. This poster and a similar banner was designed and printed by Judy Seidman for the mass funeral; it was made in defiance of the Botswana government who stated that we should not produce any printed material about the raid. It should also be noted that t-shirts commemorating artist Thami Mnyele were designed and printed illegally by the activists from the Silkscreen Training Project in South Africa, and brought to Gaborone by activists coming to the funeral on busses from Johannesburg.


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