The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opens its doors

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Museum is the realization of a dream of the late Israel “Izzy” Asper following a long 14-year journey.

It took more than a decade to raise enough money to build the Museum, which is now an iconic part of the Winnipeg skyline.

In addition to having a gallery commemorating the five genocides recognized by Canada, the Museum has a gallery called Canadian Journeys, which is dedicated to the country’s triumphs and failures, including the language rights of French Canadians.

Source: Aaron Cohen / Canadian Museum for Human Rights