Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/ckrk05



Fabric promoting the African National Congress. A green cloth with a border done in the ANC colors green, yellow and black. The black symbolizes the people of South Africa who, for generations, have fought for freedom. The green represents the land, which sustained our people for centuries and from which they were removed by colonial and apartheid governments. The gold represents the mineral and other natural wealth of South Africa. It also has a repeating pattern of the ANC symbol: a spear and shield to represent the early wars of resistance to colonial rule, the armed struggle of the ANC's former armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, and the ANC's ongoing struggle against racial privilege and oppression. The wheel dates back to the campaign for the Congress of the People, which adopted the Freedom Charter, and marks the joining in a common struggle for freedom of people from all South Africa's communities. It is a symbol of the strong non-racial traditions of the ANC. The fist holding the spear represents the power of a people united in struggle for freedom and equality.

Description of object
Cotton ; 3.6 feet by 5.4 feet
Format of Original
Three dimensional object
Published in
South Africa


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