This week marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who led a struggle against apartheid and brought his country to a new democratic future, while setting a political and moral example recognized around the globe. Now a new…
By Jeffrey Brown
I first saw Nelson Mandela during the summer of 1990, while working as a vacation-relief desk assistant for ABC News in New York City. The former South African president and freedom fighter was feted with a ticker-tape parade the length…
By James Blue
South Africa's state broadcaster says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died. Her own activism against apartheid led to her being imprisoned for months and years under house arrest.
By Christopher Torchia, Associated Press
Over the course of his six-decade career, Hugh Masekela’s jazz and anti-apartheid activism made him a beloved international figure. In exile, he used his music as a form of activism to call for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and freedom…
By Jeffrey Brown
While Nelson Mandela remains a larger-than-life symbol of historic change, there's a national debate going on in South Africa over the nation's progress since its turn to democracy. Mandla Langa, a writer and former activist, hopes that Mandela's words and…
By Michelle Harven, Dayana Morales Gomez
“I hope that American ballet will continue to evolve in a way that really embraces who we are as artists and Americans,” Copeland said.
By Victoria Fleischer
When the Apartheid regime fell in 1994, South Africa established the Constitutional Court. One of the original justices began collecting artwork for the court, with prominent South African artists donating the majority of pieces.
By Margaret Myers
Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid era, has died at the age of 90.
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