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The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by a friend while his grieving sister runs alongside, is a chilling reminder that South African was changed thereafter.
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Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The event that this commemorates was extraordinarily brutal and so unnecessary, but yet again, expensive symbolism that goes unexplained until someone points it out. It needs to have an explanation board somewhere for the memorial, otherwise it is just masonry, water and rocks that perhaps...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hector Pieterson remains a symbol of the brutality that occurred during the time when apartheid was rampant in South Africa. It's very sad to hear the story of that particular day when young people rose to peacefully object to apartheid in their area of the...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many lives were changed, so much sadness during the struggle for equal rights. Sometimes it is one individual that gives a name to a struggle. He was a bystander but he became the symbol. This is a very inspiring memorial

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frankly, I don’t recall ever hearing of Hector Pieterson before today. I am old enough to remember the shameful violence of the government against its own people but until today I did not know of Hector’s sacrifice. Hundreds of kids were visiting today...kids the same...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is well worth a short visit, as the death of Hector Pieterson was critical in the march toward the end of Apartheid, yet continues to carry significance in understanding the culture of South Africa.

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The museum give you a peek into SA's history in 1976. This is a prelude that led to the Freedom of South African from the tentacles of apartheid. Young people of this country made it possible, a place to be visited for all visitors in...More

Thank tonykJ9442AM
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Anyone who knows anything about South African history would have seen the image of poor Hector being carried away from the Soweto massacre. The memorial is moving, and a tribute to those who died, and hopefully an inspiration to those in the "New" South Africa....More

Thank Ash B
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Memorial warrants short visit; no need to spend a lot of time here. We didn't visit the museum due to time constraints

Thank Pedro_Mbongeni
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I expected this museum to be informative, since museums usually are. But the first-hand accounts of the Soweto uprising, and the context in which the uprising happened, bowled me over. This museum provides an important piece in the marvelously complex puzzle of South Africa.

Thank HelloWorld58
Reviewed 23 June 2018

If you go to the museum, stop by the memorial that's right nearby. Weather wasn't the greatest so I wasn't able to spend much time here.

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