Join us for an exclusive sneak preview of the Mandela: Struggle for Freedom museum exhibition currently located at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL. This virtual experience will explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to social justice issues of today – through imagery, soundscape, digital media, and artifacts as seen in the exhibit. The tour will be moderated by a Museum staff member and includes a live Q&A with a docent.
Among its many dramatic visual features, the exhibition replicates Mandela's eight-foot by seven-foot prison cell, where he spent 18 of his 27 years in jail. When entered, the cell becomes a digital theatre whose walls bring to life the story of repression and resilience. This part of the exhibition exposes visitors to Robben Island's dehumanizing conditions, the tools of hard labor, the censored letters, the meager contents of the cell, and a little known plot to escape.
Join us live for this unforgettable virtual tour experience and interactive Q&A on Wednesday, February 17 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm CT. If you are unable to attend this live experience an on-demand recording will be available for your viewing starting on Thursday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 24.