Metal tab button "FREE/ SOUTH/ AFRICA"; the button in the shape of Africa.
Apartheid in South Africa began in the 1940's and did not end until the 1990's after President F.W. de Klerk released Nelson Mandela after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, opened negotiations with the ANC and repealed most of the apartheid laws. This button protests apartheid laws in South Africa.
Gift of Kitty Krupat
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