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Pay your respects to the Soweto schoolchildren killed in the 1976 uprising at Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, dedicated to a young boy slain during the protests. Established in 2002, the museum houses a collection of relics, documents, photos, and videos from the uprising, detailing the role of high-school students in the fight for freedom. View the monument adjacent to the museum, built in the early 1990s and featuring the iconic photo of Pieterson, carried by another boy after being shot by the police. Add Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial to your Johannesburg travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Johannesburg trip itinerary planning app.
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Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial reviews
Despite all of the video displays being off due to load shedding the museum did an incredible job of relaying the harrowing events of the Soweto uprising. The museum is incredibly well curated.
Despite all of the video displays being off due to load shedding the museum did an incredible job of relaying the harrowing events of the Soweto uprising. The museum is incredibly well curated. more »
An important, and quite sobering, site and exhibit. School children who organized a protest march being shot with live ammunition by police. The exhibits and explanations are well laid out without..... more
An important, and quite sobering, site and exhibit. School children who organized a protest march being shot with live ammunition by police. The exhibits and explanations are well laid out without..... more »
This place gives you more insight about the soweto uprisings, you get to experience the turmoil that occurred in Soweto. There are pictures and videos that were taken as the events were happening. You get to relieve that era. There are also volunteering sight guides who will help you navigate the memorial outside the museum.
Thou a great source of painful memories for black South Africans, it is a truly magnificent monument of historic truth and a display of courage for those who fought for black people to have equal right with white people. Even willing to rist their lives for us. The tour guide was truly informative and it was awe inspiring to stand were courageous young men and women matched for the future to be brighter we will forever be grateful. Must see.
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