Change the world

Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy

Separate is Not Equal Exhibition: Running from July to end of August 2011

Separate is not EqualThis exhibition was originally put together and displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of

American History in 2004 to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling on May 17, 1954 that declared “separate but equal” education to be unconstitutional. It was brought to South Africa and re-designed and contextually edited for South African audiences by the Apartheid Museum, with financial support from the United States Government. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision marked a turning point in the history of race relations in the United States after decades-long efforts of lawyers, community activists, parents, and students. The struggle for social justice and equality continues in both the United States and South Africa.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character...”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, during the march on Washington, 28 August 1963