The Nordic Africa Institute

Photos from Photos from Africa Groups of Sweden

Direct, civil disobedient activism shaped and inspired the Africa Groups of Sweden. Whether it was boycott campaigns outside supermarkets or demonstrations on the streets of Stockholm, it attracted people. Most demonstrations were organised together with organisations and groups such as the unions, political youth parties and civil society associations.

The photos are from various demonstrations in the 1970s and 1980s when the Africa Groups were most visible in the media and the public space in Sweden. The primary targets or causes supported varied, but the theme and general message was the same – independence for the countries in Southern Africa, against the colonisers and against apartheid. More pictures exist in the archives of the Africa Groups of Sweden.


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