Apartheid Museum


Archbishop Desmond Tutu was born on 7 October 1931. For most of the past 90 years, he has been a key player in South African life.

He has taught us, admonished us, comforted us and led us in protest. He has been our conscience. When necessary, he stood in the line of fire, and when our anger turned inwards, he saved the lives of the innocent. He heard our confessions of guilt and inspired us to be better human beings. He declared us to be the rainbow people of God.

Tutu has not acted alone. The churches became a powerful force in the struggle against apartheid and in the quest for a better society. This exhibition charts their journey.