Just about everyone is still mourning the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela’s death. With his memorial being the talk of the world, and his final burial taking place this weekend, the New York Public Library will also pay tribute to Madiba and have found a way to properly honor the late South African revolutionary.
The library will be putting up exhibitions consisting of apartheid memorabilia, and will be on full display all the way up from now until Dec. 21 at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture in Harlem and at the library’s 5th Avenue building.
The items date back from the 1970’s to 1990’s and will also include historic ballots from South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, which resulted in Mandela becoming the elected president, making history as the first black president of South Africa.
Anthony Marx, the New York Public Library’s president says why the exhibitions are fitting to honor Mandela’s life: “He understood that free opportunity rests upon access to information and learning, for which he and so many South Africans fought so hard.”
Source: Art+Design | Complex.com