R6131/3 T shirt

This T shirt was produced to commemorate the deaths of two prominent Kenyan activitsts and martyrs. Activitists such as Zarina Patel and Zahid Rajan, who the Museum acquired this T shirt from, produced and wore these ‘protest’ or ‘struggle’ T shirts as a form of resistance and commemoration. They have amassed a collection of protest Read More …

R6131/2 T shirt

This T shirt was created to promote political change in Kenya and demand a return to a democracy. Inspired by the events in South Africa at the time, the T shirt depicts Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and celebrates Mandela’s release from prison and the African National Congress Party (ANC). Underground activitists such as Zarina Patel Read More …

R6131/1 T shirt

This T shirt was produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the campaign to save Jeevanjee Gardens, a public park in Nairobi. The Gardens were founded and donated to the people of Nairobi by Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee, an Indian born entrepreneur. When the park’s future was threatened with sale to developers in 1991, Jeevanjee’s descendents, Read More …

R6099/9 T shirt

This T shirt was produced for the ‘Salt March’ that took place in Durban in 2005. It pays tribute to three non-violent protest movements: the 85th anniversary of the original Salt March led by Mahatma Ghandhi in 1930, instrumental to ending the British Empire in India, and the 50th anniversary of South Africa‚Äôs Freedom Charter Read More …

R6099/7 T shirt

This T shirt was produced for the first democratic South African presidential elections held in 1994. It was worn by a supporter of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). The party had anti-apartheid roots and was formed in what is now KwaZulu-Natal. This form of ‘protest’ or ‘struggle’ T shirt became popular in South Africa during Read More …