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Memorial named and erected in honor of the first youth to be killed by the South African Apartheid Government while protesting. A Must See!
Visiting here while in Jo'burg and Soweto is a must. Provides a lot of historical background in the youth uprising against the laws requiring students to learn in English and Afrikaans. You will learn so much about the community and history of Soweto and the people of Johannesburg.
The photograph of young Hector Pieterson who has been shot, being carried is the focal point of this memorial, the water flowing, the tears, the rocks, the weapons. Everything in this memorial has a significant meaning to it. While there head into the museum as part of your visit.
This fairly large museum, named for the young schoolboy killed at the beginning of the Soweto riots, documents both his death and the events that led to the riots. During the days of apartheid, the government insisted that all teaching in the schools would be in Afrikaans, rather than the local language. Demonstrations led to a harsh government response, ending... 更多
Amazing memorial to Hector Pieterson and to all the children who died during the Soweto 1976 uprising. The memorial is beautiful, and the image of Hector Pieterson's body being carried away is heartbreaking. The wall's structure is reminiscent of the Great Zimbabwe Kingdom. No visit of Soweto is complete without stopping there.
A place you'll always remember. The terrible inhuman events that took place in Soweto during the uprisings is unfortunately something we Europeans seems to have forgotten.