Nelson Mandela was there. Walter Sisulu was there. Helen Joseph was there. Father Trevor Huddleston was there. So were 3 000 ordinary citizens, demanding a better life for all under a new, non-discriminatory dispensation.
On Saturday, 26 June 1955 people from around the country gathered on a dusty soccer field in the middle of Kliptown to approve the Freedom Charter.
Kwezi Gule is determined that the museums in Soweto – the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Kliptown Open Air Museum – take into account the contemporary stories of today.
Where to find us:Western wing
Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm, and Sundays, 10am to 4.30pm (Closed on Christmas Day and the Day of Goodwill)
Parking is available next to the museum, on the edge of the square.