[Levine and Vilakazi talk about the life of Nelson Mandela]
Original Airdate: 6/20/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Carmen Fields interviews South African exiles Themba Vilakazi and Janet Levine about the life and political development of Nelson Mandela (black South African leader). Vilakazi and Levine discuss Mandela's beginnings as a lawyer, his arrest and imprisonment, and his refusal to renounce armed struggle as a means to end apartheid. Vilakazi and Levine talk about the importance of Mandela as a symbol. Levine talks about Winnie Mandela (wife of Nelson Mandela) and her role in the struggle against apartheid. Vilakazi says that apartheid laws are still in place and that black South Africans are still struggling against the white regime. Fields notes that the figure of Nelson Mandela embodies the struggle of a nation; she adds that Nelson Mandela has great moral authority. Fields's report includes footage and photographs of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela from the 1950s to the present and footage of events in South Africa from the 1950s to the present.
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African National Congress (ANC)
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News - Television
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