Gandhi: Hulton Archive/Getty Images King: SuperStock/Getty Images Mandela: Paul Weinberg, Anzenberger

We Have a Dream

16 September 2017 – 4 February 2018

We Have a Dream is an exhibition about three world-renowned figures who profoundly influenced the course of the twentieth century: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. They were ordinary people who led extraordinary movements against racial discrimination and social injustice. All three became role models around the world but also drew fierce criticism and opposition. Two were assassinated because of their ideas and activism.

Experience their world, the injustice and the hope, the great moments in history and their personal journeys. Discover how one person’s ideals can change the world. What were the turning points in their lives? How did they make a difference and why are we still inspired by them today? And who are the people working to make the world a better place now? This exhibition is a treasure trove of audio and visual exhibits and features iconic objects that were owned by each of these great leaders. The exhibition runs from 16 September 2017 to 4 February 2018.

Press releases
‘Exhibition in De Nieuwe Kerk and essay by Bas Heijne inspired by Gandhi, King and Mandela’
‘Speech by Martin Luther King and American Emancipation Proclamation on exhibit at Nieuwe Kerk’

Trailer

Background Story
We Have a Dream. Gandhi, King and Mandela in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

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Gandhi: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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King: SuperStock/Getty Images

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King: Hulton Archive / Agence France Presse / Contributor / Getty Images, 1963

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Mandela: Walter Dhladhla / Staf / Getty Images, 1995

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Proclamation of Emancipation by Abraham Lincoln (in facsimile)

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William Shakespeare, The Complete Works. Bruikleen van: Sonny Venkatrathnam, medegevangene van Nelson Mandela

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Martin Luther King Jr., Toespraak voor het Rockefeller Jubileumdiner. Bruikleen van: New York Staatsarchief

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