MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU is in partnership with South African documentary photographer Matthew Willman – who was commissioned by The Nelson Mandela Foundation during the last ten years of Mandela’s life.
The exhibit commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU also features artifacts from Mandela’s life on loan to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center from The Nelson Mandela Foundation. The museum joins Mandela 100, a year of commemoration engagement lead by The Nelson Mandela Foundation, challenging and inspiring organizations and individuals around the world to, “be the legacy” in 2018 – the centennial of Mandela’s birth.
MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU program offerings will include community conversations, film screenings, and Mandela Fridays – where visitors can go on weekly guided tours with museum staff.
From humble beginnings to a life dedicated to resistance, MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU tells the story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in the name of equality, justice, and freedom. This exhibition provides a platform for a sharing of values so richly present in Mandela’s life to understand the role forgiveness, leadership, truth, and sacrifice play in overcoming the challenges we face in society today.
Admission: $10 with general admission, $5 for members