Soweto
Close to the ground.

Hector Peiterson Museum

cnr Khumalo St & Pela St, Orlando East 011-536-2253 R15 entrance

S 26 14.096 E 027 54.504

Hector Peiterson Museum is named after the 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police during the 1976 Soweto uprising, which took place just a few blocks from where the museum stands today. An image of a man carrying the lifeless Hector Pieterson, his sister running beside him, became a symbol of the struggle against oppression after it was published around the world. The museum commemorates the 556 students who were killed during the uprising and has photos and exhibits that tell the story of the events that led up to the June 16 uprising and the aftermath that followed - including an account of the day from Hector's sister.

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