Soweto children

Erection date: 13/6/1998


{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.

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SW9, Max Roach Park

This park was named after Max Roach (1924 – 2007) the American jazz musician who opened it himself in 1986.

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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

Also known as 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. An art space and gallery in...

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Brixton Challenge

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National Lottery

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Happy Mahlangu

Deputy Commissioner for South Africa in the UK in 1998. Our photo shows Mahan...

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