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April 27 marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa's first post-apartheid election. We celebrate the birth of the "rainbow nation" with a collection of interviews, speeches, and documentaries.

April 27 marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa's first post-apartheid election. We celebrate the birth of the "rainbow nation" with a collection of interviews, speeches, and documentaries.
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Palo Alto, CA

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April 27 marks the 20th anniversary of South Africa's first post-apartheid election. We celebrate the birth of the "rainbow nation" with a collection of interviews, speeches, and documentaries.

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English


Episodes

'Jacaranda Blues' By Abdullah Ibrahim

4/23/2014
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Listen to South African musician Abdullah Ibrahim's song “Jacaranda Blues," recorded during Mandela's visit to New York in June, 1990. Ibrahim uses the jacaranda tree as a metaphor for the choice facing South Africa during the country's anti-apartheid movement. (Soundcheck, WNYC, 5/5/2013)

Duration:00:03:00

The Secret Talks That Ended Apartheid

4/23/2014
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Secret talks initiated by an English businessman led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. (Big Ideas, Radio National, 1/3/2013)

Duration:00:53:00

Soweto Uprising 1976

4/23/2014
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In 1976, a group of schoolchildren changed South Africa forever. (All Things Considered, NPR, 6/16/2006)

Duration:00:12:00