Sculpture

Soweto children

Erection date: 13/6/1998

Inscription

{Plaque on front of the plinth:}
Dedicated by Bishop Wood of Croydon to the 116 children who died in Soweto on June 16th 1976, and unveiled on June 13th 1998 by His Excellency Happy Mahlangu, Deputy Commissioner for South Africa.
Supported by the Borough of Lambeth, Brixton Challenge, National Lottery and private donations. Commissioned by the 198 Gallery.

{Plaque on right side of plinth:}
"First Child", artist - Raymond Watson

These sinewy figures expressively represent a mother and father in Soweto, the father carrying their dead child.

Site: Soweto children (1 memorial)

SW9, Max Roach Park

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Soweto children

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Soweto children killed in 1976

Soweto is a township of Johannesburg, South Africa. At least 176 people were ...

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198 Gallery

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Brixton Challenge

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National Lottery

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Happy Mahlangu

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