The Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning will open in Islington next year
London is set to become the home of the UK’s first and (currently) only anti-apartheid museum next year as the Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning is being built in Islington. It’ll be making its home at 28 Penton Street, the former London headquarters of the African National Congress, the liberation movement that fought apartheid in South Africa.
From 1978 until 1994 (the year that Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa), the building was a centre for the organisation of international solidarity against the apartheid regime and the host of key figures such as Oliver Tambo (then, the exiled leader of the ANC) and Thabo Mbeki (who later became president of South Africa). So, it really is the perfect location for an anti-apartheid museum.
The Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning will be a space for exhibitions, events and workshops that will teach visitors about one of the most influential Black-led social movements of the 20th Century and its significance within UK history.
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28 Penton St, London N1 9PW