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  • (Also known as the Freedom or Struggle Trail) 4-5 hours Drive and Walk
    Prior to 1994 little was known about the history of the black people of South Africa other than what was allowed to be published during the apartheid era. This Amandla (Freedom) Trail allows the visitor to view historic sites connected with the various Black cultures and their history in the Diamond City.

    Orientation and background at the McGregor Museum Historical overview of the Northern Cape.
    Duggan-Cronin Gallery Fine ethno-graphic display of early 20th century southern Africa.
    Greenpoint Township and the Peace and Justice Memorial Kimberley’s first location.
    The Malay Camp and Memorials The demolished township – where it was and the stories.
    Sol Plaatje Statue Characteristic pose of this famous personality.
    Sol Plaatje House and Museum Plaatje’s house with displays on his life and times.
    Frances Baard Statue Trade Unionist remembered with affection
    Transvaal Road Police Station During the apartheid years, a “house of horror”.
    Black Pioneer Cemetery One of the first African cemeteries in Kimberley.
    Sol Plaatje Grave Where Nelson Mandela laid a wreath after his release.
    Mayibuye Graves The graves of those killed in the Mayibuye uprising in 1952.
    Heroes Acre Section of the West End cemetery for incarceration of struggle heroes.
    Historic Galeshewe No 2 Historic township incorporating old and new.
    Mayibuye Uprisings 1952 Memorial and site where the uprising took place.
    Abantu-Batho Hall and Robert Sobukwe House and Business Sol Plaatje’s last speech; and the Struggle hero Sobukwe’s stay in Kimberley.
    House of NC Parliament Modern architecture incorporating the Northern Cape history.
    Colville and Floors Townships Townships developed for the Coloured Community.
    Gum Tree Lodge (Compound) An example of a Mine Compund – adjusted to a backpacker lodge.
    Africana Library Selection of publications on Black History.

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