Posts tagged "apartheid"

RIP Nelson Mandela: 5 Must Read Pieces About The South African Leader & Revolutionary’s Passing

Yesterday, the world lost one of its greatest thinkers, political leaders and revolutionaries, former South African president Nelson Mandela. His death at the age of 95 — an age the vast majority of radical revolutionaries never reach — has prompted an outpouring of tributes, many of which either gloss over the United States government’s support…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

This week, Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader, celebrated his 95th birthday in a hospital in Pretoria. After spending five months in Cape Town while studying abroad, I have learned a great deal about Mandela and his fight against national and global oppression.

By: Daley Quinn / July 21, 2013

South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Helen Suzman Dies

Helen Suzman, a South African anti-apartheid activist died yesterday at age 91. During her life, she fought against government repression of the country’s black majority, serving in parliament for 36 years. On her 90th birthday, Suzman said, “I had a wonderful opportunity to use the parliamentary stage to bring the world’s attention to what wa…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 2, 2009