Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Day 6: Apartheid

Today it was a very emotional day. In the morning we visited the Apartheid Museum. There we learned about the history of South Africa and about the struggle of its people to live in harmony and to regain their freedom and their dignity. We learned about the lives lost and the extreme suffering of many in their road to a better country. No better day than Martin Luther King’s day to remember these events.

In the afternoon we visited Constitution Hill in downtown Johannesburg. There we visited the old prison which held both common and political prisoners until 1983. Famous inmates in this prison were Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. This prison is testament to the difficult past of South Africa in its journey towards democracy. It was very sad and emotional to hear the difficult stories of those who went through this prison, but at the same time it made us appreciate more the freedoms we enjoy today.