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EGMH – Face to Face Discrimination in South Africa

Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston Opening
Summer 2023

The Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) is creating a world-class cultural and educational museum dedicated to preserving and promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution by cultivating universal values of Truth, Nonviolence, Peace, Love, and Service.

When it opens in the Summer of 2023, it will be the only museum in the Americas dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The museum will highlight the essence of Gandhi’s teachings and ways of life, from the design of the building to the visitor experience and educational programming.

Mahatma Gandhi returned to India in July 1891 as Barrister from England. Having failed as barrister in India accepted offer Dada Abdulla & Co in South Africa to represent the firm in a big case there in court. From the time he landed in South Africa Gandhi came face to face with the ugliest forms of discrimination. Please visit the museum to see replica of Pietermartizburg railway station in South Africa, where he was thrown out of the first-class compartment even though he had a first-class ticket, simply because his skin color was not white.

The seeds of Satyagraha were planted that night in young Gandhi which led to eventual India’s independence in 1947.

The total budget for EGMH is $10 million, of which we have raised $7.3 million. To support this project, please help spread the word and follow us on our social media platforms – Facebook and Instagram – @egmhouston. To learn more and donate, please visit, call 832-850-EGMH, or email

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