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Mandela's Legacy

A Struggle's Echo, from South Africa to Brazil

A Struggle’s Echo, from South Africa to Brazil

by Cheryl Sterling on December 8 2013, 11:00AM

Brazil scholar Cheryl Sterling explains how Nelson Mandela’s message has inspired movements for black freedom throughout the diaspora.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy

Mandela and the Black Diaspora

Mandela and the Black Diaspora

by Marjorie Valbrun on December 8 2013, 10:06AM

Mandela made tangible the native history I was taught to be proud of, but to which I couldn’t always relate.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy

Rinku Sen: What Mandela Taught Us

Rinku Sen: What Mandela Taught Us

by Rinku Sen on December 6 2013, 2:21PM

He showed us how to fail epically, fail justly, fail lovingly, so that, in time, we can succeed.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, Movement

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

by Barbara Ransby on December 6 2013, 12:30PM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby reflects on the anti-apartheid protests that became some of the defining social movements of the 20th century.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

He Was My Elder, He Was My Brother

He Was My Elder, He Was My Brother

by Haki Madhubuti on December 6 2013, 11:11AM

Black Arts Movement luminary and Third World Press publisher Haki Madhubuti reflects on Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

Topics: History, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

Mandela, the Unapologetic Radical

by Vijay Prashad on December 6 2013, 9:50AM

The world’s powerful now mourn an icon, but still avoid facing his politics.

Topics: Global Affairs, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

Mandela, in His Own Words Infographic

Mandela, in His Own Words

by Aura Bogado on December 6 2013, 8:13AM

“The struggle is my life.”

Topics: History, Mandela's Legacy

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

by Jamilah King, Aura Bogado on December 5 2013, 5:10PM

As we remember the iconic freedom fighter’s life and legacy, we’re also taking a look back at where it started. Watch one of his first recorded interviews from 1961.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, /NOW, Politics