London base for African National Congress exiles gets new life

London base for African National Congress exiles gets new life

To the uninformed eye, it is simply a terraced house. It sits on a north London street and those who pass it are mostly unaware that, not so long ago, it was both loved and attacked as a key base of the anti-apartheid movement.

No 28 Penton Street was the London headquarters of the exiled African National Congress (ANC), and is to be brought back to life by a lottery grant that will transform it into Britain’s first centre devoted to the anti-apartheid movement.

The building will become known as the Anti-Apartheid Legacy: Centre of Memory and Learning, and will provide permanent and temporary exhibitions, the former of which will contain items from including correspondence with Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

No 28 Penton Street was the London headquarters of the exiled African National Congress

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A £1.2 million grant

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/london-base-for-african-national-congress-exiles-gets-new-life-z7hzntbbj

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