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Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Aracelly Santana Poster and T-shirt collection, MSS 372, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Donated by Aracelly Santana.
Processed by Jillian C. Coy in January 2014.
Ms. Aracelly Santana was senior political advisor at the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid from 1981 to 1992. This is her personal collection of T-shirts, produced mostly by South African organizations such as the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and its affiliated unions, and by the United Democratic Front (UDF) and its affiliates.
The second half of the 20th century was a tumultous time for the Southern African region. The instability was mostly due to racial segregation and the marginalization of ethnic groups. It was a time of military coups and political assassinations. Many outsiders were outraged over the injustices being committed and groups were formed in the United States. This personal collection of Ms. Santana's T-shirts represents one way that people voiced their opinions about the current events.
This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections.