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Nelson Mandela Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Nelson Mandela Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom runs at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights until January 6, 2019. (JESSICA SIGURDSON / CMHR)

WINNIPEG — A new summer exhibit is open to visitors at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights dedicated to the life and history of Nelson Mandela.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is a look at the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary through modern technologies, mixed with some old facets.

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CMHR Extends Hours, Adds Programming for Summer Season

CMHR Extends Hours, Adds Programming for Summer Season

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (AARON COHEN PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is ready for summer with new hours and special programs for visitors.

Beginning May 21, the CMHR will be open seven days a week until Labour Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, when the museum will remain open until 9 p.m.

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At This Museum, Even the Building Structure is About a Journey to Hope

At This Museum, Even the Building Structure is About a Journey to Hope

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A 360-degree screen is part of the Indigenous Perspectives gallery at the Canadian Museum For Human Rights. The museum opened in 2014 and is one of the few national galleries outside the Ottawa region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

WINNIPEG – The young men and women in the photograph are smiling broadly. Some are laughing. One is playing an accordion. They’re clearly having a great time.

The dozen people looking toward the camera could be any group of people having boisterous fun. But their uniforms convey a darker truth — they are Nazi soldiers and support staff from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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CMHR Leader Honoured at National Black Canadians Summit

CMHR Leader Honoured at National Black Canadians Summit

Angela Cassie
Angela Cassie (CMHR)

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is celebrating the honour of one of their own tonight at the National Black Canadians Summit in Toronto.

Angela Cassie, the museum’s vice-president of public affairs and programs, is being honoured for her work with the museum in advancing human rights education.

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