Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
Families can learn about the life of Nelson Mandela, one of the most famous human rights defenders of the 20th century and the face of a movement against racial injustice. A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and South Africa's first democratically elected president in 1994, Mandela devoted his life to fighting apartheid and creating a more just society. The exhibition details his life in five zones – Apartheid, Defiance, Repression, Mobilization, and Freedom – through interactive exhibits, artifacts and objects, oral histories, videos and art. In one area, the exhibition replicates Mandela's eight-foot by seven-foot prison cell. When entered, the cell becomes a digital theatre whose walls bring to life the story of repression and resilience.
Event Cost: Free with admission.
Event Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, Feb. 20-Sept. 6, 2021.