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Recalling Mandela

Recalling Mandela

While in prison
from 1964 to 1990, Mandela became a symbol for the apartheid resistance
which withstood bloody massacres and continued oppression while Mandela
and other resistance leaders were in jail. Pressure from both within and
outside of South Africa resulted in political changes that resulted in
Mandela’s release and the allowance of parties like the African National
Congress. Mandela helped negotiate the end of apartheid policies and was
elected president of South Africa, a post he held from 1994 to 1999.

Today, we’ll hear some of our former Peace Talks Radio guests who, during
our interviews with them assessed the importance and impact of Mandela’s
life and example. We’ll hear from others too, including radio producer
Joe Richman who researched Mandela’s life for over a year to produce the
2004 series and special Mandela: An Audio History. Joe’s allowing us to
excerpt some of the more compelling moments from his award-winning series
which blended archival tape, news repor