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Celebrating Mandela's legacy on 20th anniversary of South Africa's fight to end apartheid

May 14, 2014
Psychology professor, Dr. Robert Kraft's article titled, "Celebrating Mandela's legacy on 20th anniversary of South Africa's fight to end apartheid," was published in Global Post on May 13, 2014.

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of a rare achievement in the uncertain world of political struggle: the election of Nelson Mandela to the presidency of South Africa and the birth of a new democratic nation.

In the outpouring of tributes to Mandela’s life and leadership upon his death several months ago, many people remembered this triumphant election and Mandela’s transcendent wisdom in negotiating the stormy transition from apartheid to democracy. What most people did not recall, however, was the remarkable set of events that followed.

Read the full article in Global Post.

Image credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran

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