Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela.

Today was the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president.

In his honor, I am streaming on my Vox blog a 4-minute excerpt of “Mandela: An Audio History,” which was produced by National Public Radio in 2004.

Click here to listen.

The voices heard in this clip, interspersed with newsreel audio, are (in order): Coloured activist Eddie Daniels, South African Communist Party member Denis Goldberg, former Member of Parliament Helen Suzman, former political prisoner Sonny Venkatrathnam, African National Congress member Joe Matthews, Mr. Mandela, and activist lawyer Dullah Omar.

1 comment:

bklyn6 said...

Thanks a lot for the excerpt.

I don't know a lot about Mr. Mandela or the farce called apartheid so I downloaded all five parts.