An exhibition commemorating 50 years of the Freedom Charter
In March 1954, a National Action Council was established to carry out the Freedom Charter Campaign. It mobilised thousands of volunteers to gather the demands of ordinary people throughout the country. During the collection of demands, thousands of leaflets were distributed urging people to ’Speak of Freedom.’ This process culminated in a mass assembly in Kliptown, Soweto, in 1955 where demands were adopted by delegates representing communities from all over the country. These demands became known as the Freedom Charter.