Johannesburg

June 16 Memorial Acre

This extensive open-air memorial, opened in 2015, has been designed to form the start of the so-called 'June 16 Trail'. The story of the protest of June 16, 1976 is told in pictures and words with archive photography and murals depicting the scenes of the fateful day. Among the many public artworks and memorials, is a statute of the main leader of the protests Tsietsi Mashinini, who was a pupil at the Morris Isaacson High School (located across the road). In the aftermath of the protests the young Mashinini was forced to flee the country and sadly died in exile before apartheid was finally ended in South Africa.

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