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Fri, Dec 6, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela


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Nelson Mandela in 2010
SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images
Nelson Mandela in 2010

Anti-apartheid activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95 years old. In the 1960s, Mandela was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy against the government and spent 27 years in prison. He emerged to become the first black president of South Africa, and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts against apartheid, racism and poverty. We discuss his life and legacy.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Douglas Foster, associate professor in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and author of "After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa"
  • Edmond Keller, research professor of political science and former director of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA

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