District Six Museum
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Heart Wrenching Memories of the Apartheid Era
As time passes and memories fade we all would do well to make the effort to remember. Here at the District Six Museum in Cape Town you can learn about the experiences of one vital neighborhood dismantled under apartheid. Photographs and words bring the memory of District Six alive for visitors. Another must-do sight is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and others spent years in prison. Former prisoners speak of their own experiences there. And in nearby wine country there is a memorial to the Long Walk to Freedom speech Mandela gave on the day he was released. A half a world away when this struggle was going on, I had only an intellectual understanding—after visiting South Africa I stand in absolute AWE of Nelson Mandela—he chose peace and forgiveness over vengeance and bitterness and made the world a much better place.
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