Remembering Nelson Mandela
December 6, 2013
GUEST: MARY FRANCES BERRY, TRUDY RUBIN & DOUGLAS FOSTER
We look back at Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy with University of Pennsylvania history professor, MARY FRANCES BERRY. South Africa’s first black president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, former political prisoner and iconic leader of the movement that liberated apartheid South Africa died yesterday at 95. Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, co-founded the Free South Africa Movement and was in Cape Town in 1990 when Mandela was set free. Then we’ll talk to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s TRUDY RUBIN, Worldview columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who interviewed the Mandela in 2000. And then DOUGLAS FOSTER, associate professor of journalism at Northwestern University, examines whether Mandela’s dream of a “nonracial, nonsexist, egalitarian society” has a chance to be realized in South Africa.