Exhibition Opening: Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

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Thursday February 18

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7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM



Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm Central Time 

Join us for an evening with two people who have intimate knowledge of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy: Isabelle Masson, Lead Curator for Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and John Davis, first American news reporter to interview Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990 and Board Member, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Their conversation will explore his resistance, leadership, and impact on the anti-apartheid movement. The opening program, funded in part by a grant from Healing Illinois, a statewide initiative of the Illinois Department of Human Services in partnership with Chicago Community Trust, will also include songs performed by Quava Vocal Group, a multi-award winning classical/jazz a cappella group based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and William M. Daley – Vice Chairman of Public Affairs for Wells Fargo will be giving remarks during the opening.