Nelson Mandela began 1990 as one of the most famous political prisoners in the world, jailed for 27 years for his resistance to apartheid, South Africa's system of legal racial oppression. In 1999, Mandela retired from South Africa's presidency having led the country through a largely peaceful transition that is often described as a "miracle." During this interactive teach-in, audience members will explore Mandela's approaches to race and look for lessons for transforming race-based social systems.
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