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  • Nelson Mandela: Congressional Gold Medal Acceptance Speech (12:28)  Icon  Icon
    Nelson Mandela thanks the U.S. Congress for honoring him with the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Nelson Mandela: Political Accomplishments (02:36)  Icon  Icon
    Nelson Mandela received the Congressional Gold Metal, the highest honor Congress awards, in 1998. His eloquence arises from the simplicity of his oratory.
  • Nelson Mandela: The History of a Struggle (30:00)  Icon  Icon
    On July 12, 1964, a South African court sentenced Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment. This program covers his life and activities up to that time, the background against which they occurred, and the events in the struggle against apartheid that led to his release.
  • Paton Testifies at Mandela Sentencing (02:07)  Icon  Icon
    Prof. Fatima Meer describes Paton as "Ghandian". She speaks of the resistance against numerous laws being mounted against black South Africans and the initial meeting between Nelson Mandela and Alan Paton in her home.
  • Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (73:00)  Icon  Icon
    Providing a rare inside look into the organizational and psychological dynamics of liberation movements in general and the African National Congress in particular, this documentary tells the stories of 12 South Africans who helped to topple the apartheid regime. The film offers a concise overview of the sometimes controversial ANC’s struggle—it touches on the Defiance Campaign, the Sharpeville massacre, the arrest of Nelson Mandela, the Soweto uprising, the State of Emergency, and Mandela’s eventual release—while exploring the painful trade-offs between public and private lives that the activists and their families experience.
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