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“Hector Peterson Memorial”

Hector Pieterson Memorial
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$163.34*
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Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg
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$55.44*
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Soweto Township Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour
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Owner description: The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by a friend while his grieving sister runs alongside, is a chilling reminder that South African was changed thereafter.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hector Peterson Memorial”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Hector Peterson Memorial is a must see to any visitor to South Africa. The passion that are guie spoke about the life of Hector Peterson. Very educational experience for soeone unfamiliar with what happened.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Marks a sad day in history”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

This memorial sits right outside of the Hector Pieterson Musuem. It has lots of information and history regarding June 16, 1976. Great photo opportunities and there are vendors directly across the street if you are looking to purchase some local goods to take home as souvenirs.

Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg
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“Apartheid history”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Reminder of the realities and struggles of Apartheid years. Too easily forgotten and current youth seem very far removed from what happened in SA only 20yrs ago...

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ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Understated And Moving”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Very well-done memorial dedicated to the slain Hector Pierterson that is located right next to the Hector Pierterson Museum in Soweto. A chilling reminder of our not-so-distant past. And a very educational experience for a foreigner with little understanding of South Africa's troubled history.

Visited August 2012
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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“Moving”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

The memorial was very moving. The circumstances that lead to the death of young Hector was clearly depicted and heart breaking.

Visited August 2012
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