Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Standing proud

The Moravian Chapel in District Six is one of the few buildings that escaped demolition by the Nationalist Apartheid Government after District Six was literally razed to the ground following the forced removal of its residents once it was declared a white area in 1966. It is now part of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. In 1999 it housed the District Six Museum, which has now moved to Buitenkant Street. For more on the history of District Six, visit the site of the District Six Museum.

1 comment:

  1. The few buildings that were left standing must all be holding special memories for all those people who were removed from there back in the 60's. South End here in PE has a similiar history and it also gets retold through a museum.