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Becoming Nelson Mandela (New Story)

From: Radio Diaries
Series: Mandela: An Audio History
Length: 12:02

A portrait of Nelson Mandela in the years before he was sent to prison

Mandelacd_small Becoming Nelson Mandela Intro: Nelson Mandela was born 90 years ago (7/18/18). Over the course of his lifetime Mandela was a lawyer, leader of the African National Congress, freedom fighter and, finally, president. Producer Joe Richman of Radio Diaries takes a look back at Mandela's 1963 treason trial where he outlined his dream of democracy in South Africa and declared, "It's an ideal for which I am prepared to die." It was the moment when Mandela became known to the world as a symbol of resistance and democracy. Back Announce: Our story was produced by Joe Richman of Radio Diaries. Mandela: An Audio History is has just been released as a CD, hosted by Desmond Tutu with an introduction by Nelson Mandela. To find the CD, search for "Mandela: An Audio History" on Amazon or visit: www.mandelahistory.org Notes: Becoming Nelson Mandela is adapted from our 2004 series, Mandela: An Audio History. The new story ran on NPR's All Things Considered for Mandela's 90th birthday, July 18 2008.

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Becoming Nelson Mandela Intro: Nelson Mandela was born 90 years ago (7/18/18). Over the course of his lifetime Mandela was a lawyer, leader of the African National Congress, freedom fighter and, finally, president. Producer Joe Richman of Radio Diaries takes a look back at Mandela's 1963 treason trial where he outlined his dream of democracy in South Africa and declared, "It's an ideal for which I am prepared to die." It was the moment when Mandela became known to the world as a symbol of resistance and democracy. Back Announce: Our story was produced by Joe Richman of Radio Diaries. Mandela: An Audio History is has just been released as a CD, hosted by Desmond Tutu with an introduction by Nelson Mandela. To find the CD, search for "Mandela: An Audio History" on Amazon or visit: www.mandelahistory.org Notes: Becoming Nelson Mandela is adapted from our 2004 series, Mandela: An Audio History. The new story ran on NPR's All Things Considered for Mandela's 90th birthday, July 18 2008.

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Broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered.

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Becoming Nelson Mandela

Produced by Joe Richman/Radio Diaries with help from Deborah George and Ben Shapiro
Originally broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered July 18,2008

NPR host:Nelson Mandela turns 90 years old today.
Over the course of his lifetime Mandela was a lawyer, freedom fighter, leader of the African National Congress,...and finally the first post-apartheid president of South Africa. Today, producer Joe Richman of Radio Diaries takes us back to the events leading up to his 1963 treason trial and the pivotal moment when Mandela became known to the world as a symbol of resistance and democracy.

MUSIC: Miriam Makeba, ?Make Us One?

NELSON MANDELA: I remember when I arrived in Johannesburg. The fear, you know, of the power of the white man inhibited us a great deal. And the government was becoming very tough.

PRIME MINISTER D.F. MALAN SPEECH (ARCHIVAL): The...
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