Apartheid Museum. Interesting to me, you have to go through the gates of a theme park - Gold Reef City - complete with roller coaster and log flume to access the Museum...definitely not what I would expect.
Once inside, we received a designation on our ticket stub as white or non-white, and headed in through the separated doors to the facility. The museum does a terrific job with interactive exhibits, and really covers a great deal of the history and the process.
We started with what is currently a temporary exhibit about Nelson Mandela (though, in our opinion, it should be made permanent). Start to finish, from village royalty, to outspoken lawyer, to convict, to president - what a remarkable journey!
Upstairs, paraphenalia from the long oppression of rights in South Africa, including troubling video and much reflection on connections to the past, the necessity of forgiveness, and the reasons to be optimistic for the Rainbow Nation. It was a great way to contextualize our stay.
Abigail Kubeka as she drove past us to her very upscale Soweto home. Tonight, a braai - the South African cookout - lots of meat and sitting around the fire pit. The students are showing me NO signs of jet lag, and seem to be enjoying each others' company a lot! Spirits are high and so is the energy level, despite the cold of Johannesburg...