Remember Bobby Sands

Title

Remember Bobby Sands

Subject

Irish Nationalism

Description

In 1981, Bobby Sands, a leader of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, died along with nine others while on a hunger strike during his imprisonment at the HM Prison Maze in Northern Ireland. As an advocate for a free Ireland as well as prisoner rights, Sands and his fellow prisoners at HM Prison Maze sought to be categorized as political prisoners, demanded labor rights, access to outside communication, and educational resources. The hunger strike and deaths of Sands and the others received international press, spurring a new wave of IRA recruitment and strenuous public debate around the world.

Creator

H-Block & Armagh Committee

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. early-1980s

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

H-Block & Armagh Committee, “Remember Bobby Sands,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed January 20, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/225.

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