Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum
About Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum
The photo of Hector Pieterson, one of the students killed in a storm of bullets during the 1976 Student Uprising in Soweto, is an image etched into the hearts and minds of many.
This picture made Hector a symbol of youth resistance to Apartheid after a peaceful protest march on 16 June 1976 turned deadly.
The inspirational museum is a small redbrick building that blends in with the humble neighbouring community homes. A sensitive display follows the timeline of the buildup to 16 June, starting with the school-by-school strike among Soweto's scholars.
Today, 16 June is National Youth Day, honouring young people who gave their lives in the struggle for democracy and freedom.
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