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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 20, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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District 6 Museum

District 6 was a pre-apartheid area in Cape Town. It was an area where people were forcibly removed from their homes and resettled into townships based on race. District 6 is different from many of the other districts, because it was a place where whites, blacks, indians, malaysians, and khoesan lived together peacefully, therefore going against what the South African government was saying at the time.

District 6 was demolished after the forced removals, but was never built upon and remains empty in Cape Town. This museum was built by people who lived in district 6 as a way to commemorate their loss and preserve the area.

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A map of the district on the lower level of the museum.

 

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Posters of residents of District 6

 

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Street signs saved by a resident of the district form a tower in the center of the museum.