This article describes the founding and work of the District Six Museum. Under the apartheid system, District Six was declared a white-only area. Many residents were forcibly removed, and almost all of the buildings were bulldozed. The District Six Museum was launched in 1994 to keep alive the memories of District Six and displaced people everywhere. It is a space where the forgotten understandings of the past are resuscitated, and where different interpretations of that past are facilitated. The museum also assists in the reconstitution of the community of District Six and Cape Town.
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