History Lessons

​Monday, August  22, 2016

Our last day in Africa, we lingered over breakfast at the guesthouse – an engaging conversation with the facility’s director – first about how someone from France acquired the property and turned it into a museum detailing the friendship of Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach. This explained the high number of French speaking guests and staff. Then we veered into politics – theirs and ours – interesting perspectives.

We took a walk to a recommended cafe for lunch which allowed us to see some everyday life. Most striking is how heavily walled and gated the homes in this Johannesburg suburb are.

Then we uber-ed to Liliesleaf Farm. This was a secret meeting place for the ANC in the early 1960’s. The renovation tells the story of the activism planned there and the eventual raid that disrupted the movement to end apartheid.  Much to learn. 

Uber to the airport and we are on our way back to the states… head and heart full.

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