So said Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Prize winner and anti-Apartheid fighter. Few figures have had as much impact on twentieth-century politics, human rights and history as Mandela has.
Curated in collaboration with Apartheid Museum, Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, Southbank Centre's free installation explores Mandela's life through six thematic sections: character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman.
Nelson Mandela. Image: Louise Gubb
Learn about Mandela’s early days as a young freedom fighter in the African National Congress, his role in an international movement against South Africa’s apartheid system, his 27 years in prison and his world-wide status as an inspirational figurehead of justice and equality. Guiding little ones through the exhibition is a Children's Trail comprising interactive questions, history sheets and an opportunity to participate in a competition.
'Mr Mandela recognised that Britain was the heartland of the anti-apartheid struggle. Twenty-two years later, on the occasion of his centenary, it is wonderful and fitting that such an important exhibition comes to life at Southbank Centre in London, where so many people in this country will have the chance to continue his wonderful legacy, ' explains Kathi Scott, Executive Director of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund UK.
His story is well writ in history. But exhibitions such as these remind us of the sacrifices Mandela made and the battles he fought to re-write the story of his people.
|What||Nelson Mandela: Centenary Exhibition, Southbank Centre|
|Where||Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
17 Jul 18 – 19 Aug 18, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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