Understanding Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Understanding Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Kojo explores the events that made the end of apartheid one of the most powerful triumphs for human rights in the 20th century.

In the days following Nelson Mandela's passing, the world has been remembering his remarkable accomplishments and unique power as a political leader. His role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa has had a lasting impact, extending well beyond his country's borders. We explore events, from protests in Washington to hunger strikes in South Africa's Robben Island, that made the end of apartheid one of the most powerful triumphs for human rights in the 20th century.

Guests

Sylvia I. B. Hill

professor, Administration of Justice, University of the District of Columbia; co-director, Institute for Public Safety and Justice, University of the District of Columbia; board member, TransAfrica Forum

Fran Buntman

assistant professor of sociology, George Washington University; author, "Robben Island And Prisoner Resistance To Apartheid"

Kenneth Walker

founder, Lion house Strategic Communications in South Africa; formerly Africa Bureau Chief, NPR, and reporter, ABC News

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