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Rhodesian Railwaymen
From the 1940s onwards, black rail workers in the British colony of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) began to flex muscle. They complained...
Papua Found Guilty
On this day, a Papuan house servant in Australian New Guinea was found guilty of an unspecified sexual offense against a European...
Lynch Law
Thousands of lynching victims were recorded in the US South at the end of the 19th century, the vast majority of whom were...
Greensboro Four
'Apart from its textile and furniture industry, Greensboro (North-Carolina) was above all known as the home of the predominantly...
Exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against Apartheid
The exhibition Signs of Solidarity: the Dutch against apartheid visualizes the contributions of Dutch anti-apartheid activists...
Anti-Semitism in England
In its February 1948 issue, Chayenu, the magazine of the British socialist Zionists, warns about the increase in anti-Semitism in...
69 People Killed in Sharpeville
In Sharpeville, South Africa, police fire on a crowd of black demonstrators, killing 69. The United Nations made 21 March...
Black Panthers
The first issue of The Black Panther, official news organ of the Black Panther Party, was published on 25 April 1967. Black...
"I Have a Dream Today"
Reverend Martin Luther King's struggle for equal rights for black Americans accelerated in 1963. He became world famous with his...
Posters Nelson Mandela
The IISH administers an unique collection of posters about the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. As the most important ...
Anti-Apartheid and Southern Africa Collection Guide
IIn 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa...
Werkgroep Kairos
The Netherlands and South Africa have a longstanding, close and often turbulent bond. This is understandable, since South Africa...
Records of the Dutch Right
The International Institute of Social History received large parts of the records of the Centrum Partij and the Centrumdemocraten...
Anti-apartheid Posters
A selection of posters from the IISH collections on the IISH Flickr channel.
NiZa Collection on Southern Africa
On Tuesday 19 April 2011 a meeting was held at the IISH presenting the official completion of the archiving project around the...
Verzet tegen de multinational
Debat: Verzet tegen de multinational: Shell en de anti-apartheids bewegingErvaringsdeskundigen en historici vertellen over de...
Elections and Migrant Workers in Namibia 1978
Photos by Frits EisenloeffelIn December 1978 Frits Eisenloeffel travelled to Namibia to report on the elections. The elections...
Unruly Masses
Fin-de-Siécle Vienna has become the glorified icon of innovative modernism in the arts and letters. Yet the misery of the masses...
Racism and the Labour Market
The contributions in this book emphasize three types of historical situations. First, situations where racially structured unfree...
Anti-Apartheid Collection handed over to IISH
On 28 March 2008, the historic collections of the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) were handed over to the...
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