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Coke Sweetens Apartheid

ID Number: 41424
Maker: American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); Mogauwane Mahloele
Technique: offset
Date Made: Circa 1985
Place Made: United States
Measurements: 63.5 cm x 48.3 cm; 25 in x 19 in
Main Subject: South Africa (Southern Africa); Corporations; Coke
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Boycott Now Coca-Cola Trade Mark Registered [on picket signs in graphic] Coca Cola does Business with Apartheid South Africa Coke Sweetens Apartheid Coke out AFCA Boycott Coke Coke Out Now [artist signature] Mogauwane Mahloele Coke Sweetens Apartheid To order Classic Boycott Coca Cola Poster: (404) 586-0460 [union bug]

Acquisition Number: 2008-229

Notes from Penn State Special Collections <>: "This poster, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) (Quakers), reflects the Coca-Cola boycott campaigns arising out of the United States in the 1980’s. A highly influential company in South Africa, Coca-Cola was believed to have conducted business, like numerous other corporations, in a way that economically reinforced Apartheid systems; the objective of the boycott was to urge Coca-Cola to divest its business from South Africa and in turn weaken Apartheid social constraints."

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