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The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Gallery, located in the Dorothy Porter Wesley Room of Founders Library, is a teaching gallery. The Gallery selects, exhibits, preserves, and interprets artifacts and documents useful for a broad interpretation of the history and culture of people of African descent.


The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University's premier research facility documenting the global Black experience, is pleased to present "Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman," a photographic exhibition curated and produced by the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Mandela Exhibit is organized around six powerful themes, each reflective of the significant roles this world-renowned, iconic figure has played in the South African struggle against apartheid and in the emergence of that nation as a democratic, multiracial society.

The exhibition opens to the public for its US debut on Thursday, October 31, 2013. The exhibit duration has been extended to April 27, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's election to the presidency of South Africa and to accommodate special activities associated with the MSRC's celebration of its Centennial Year (2014). The Gallery is open for public viewing from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.