On 1 December 1834, the enslaved people of the Cape were legally freed. To commemorate this day, the annual Emancipation Day “Walk in the Night” will once again take place on the eve of this jubilant day with celebrations and a public picnic running into the anniversary of the freedom of the slaves – 1 December.
Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017
Start: Zonnebloem Estate
This year’s walk takes inspiration from former slave, Lydia Williams (1820 – 1910) and world-renowned South African artist, Lionel Davis, whose wok was recently exhibited at the South African National Gallery.
The walk is open to all – young and old – and will start at the Zonnebloem Estate, move through District Six and end at the Lydia Williams Centre of Memory in Chapel Street with a night picnic. We encourage everyone to join us and bring along their picnic basket as we celebrate and commemorate this important day. Unfortunately, no alcohol will be permitted.
For more information on the walk, contact the District Six Museum at +27 21 466 7200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emancipation Day “Walk in the Night” is organised by the District Six Museum and the Prestwich Place Project Committee.