Day 8

Visiting the Apartheid Museum I felt a little lost. It was very well done and so much information however I felt overwhelmed and I think it was because of having a tour guide. There is so much important information and a lot to cover so I can see why it might be helpful to have one. I feel for museums like the apartheid museum it is easier for me to experience it when I by myself. With the amount of detail and how heavy the subject it, I felt like I needed space while walking through it. For museums like this I need time before moving onto the next part to understand my feelings and take in what I just experienced.

Walking through the apartheid museum, the images and videos shown were so moving. They helped grasp the concept of what I have read and studied in the past. It helped me understand the hardships black Africans have gone through in order to survive. Focusing on the images I saw through out the museum and capturing them, as I think about my paper and the culture of today I will examine the information I gathered about certain people from the museum and connect it with how people are experience the South African culture today. I was able to focus on the experiences and what the culture was life during the apartheid. Now I am able to connect that experience with the stories I have been told and how I personally have been influenced and affected by the culture. Walking through the apartheid museum, the images and videos shown were so moving. They helped grasp the concept of what I have read and studied in the past. It helped me understand the hardships black Africans have gone through in order to survive. Focusing on the images I saw through out the museum and capturing them, as I think about my paper and the culture of today I will examine the information I gathered about certain people from the museum and connect it with how people are experience the South African culture today. I was able to focus on the experiences and what the culture was life during the apartheid. Now I am able to connect that experience with the stories I have been told and how I personally have been influenced and affected by the culture.

After hearing the story from Mamma about her experience in prison at Constitutional Hill. Being able to see and learn more about her experience was an eye opener. It helped me put together pieces of her story with information I learned from the tour guide. I would have to say visiting Constitutional Hill was one of the more moving and inspirational places we went to. It created an importance to why just reading about the past doesn’t do justice. I am now able to tell her story through what I have heard from her, the tour guide, and the pictures I captured of where she was held. I am able to go home and tell the truth about prison and the people who were placed there. Not only asking myself if they were sent to prison for the right reasons but I can share the information and ask others what they think. Doing research is to inform people why it is so important to listen to stories and witness what had happened through visiting these places, in order to spread the truth about the apartheid. It is to have discussion about the people and what they went through made them a stronger community.

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