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Nelson Mandela. First black president of South Africa. Mandela: An audio history. From 1964 to 1990, Mandela was imprisoned for opposing South Africa's white minority government and its policy of racial separation, known as apartheid

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Nelson Mandela

  • First black presidentof South Africa


Mandela: An audio history

  • From 1964 to 1990, Mandela was imprisoned for opposing South Africa's white minority government and its policy of racial separation, known as apartheid

  • Mandela became a martyr and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism.

    • Part 1: The Birth of Apartheid (1944-1960)

      • In class: listen to first 90 seconds

  • Part 2: The Underground Movement (1960-1964)

    • In class: listen to 45 seconds of Mandela’s courtroom speech (“an idea for which I am prepared to die”), about 2/3 of way through Part 2 audio

  • Part 3: Robben Island (1964-1976)

  • Part 4: State of Emergency (1976-1990)

  • Part 5: Democracy (1990-1994)

    • In class: listen to first verse of the Welele song after Part 5


  • President

    • Nobel Peace Prize:

      • In 1993 Mandela and the president who released him,F.W. de Klerk, shared the Nobel Peace Prize

    • President:

      • Elected the country's president in 1994

      • Served until 1999, succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki

    • Sources for this interlude, and places to learn more:

      • Mandela: An audio historyhttp://www.radiodiaries.org/mandela/mstories.html

      • Who to: Find famous people fast:http://www.who2.com/nelsonmandela.html

      • Amandla! A Revolution In Four Part Harmony (2002)

        • Superb movie, highly recommended! Available at NetFlix


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