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Nelson Mandela Statue ‘A Beacon of Hope’

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Thursday, August 30, 2007

LONDON: Former South African president Nelson Mandela saluted the heroes of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid yesterday at the unveiling of his statue at a ceremony in London recognising him as one of the greatest leaders of the age.

British Prime Minister GORDON BROWN, who attended the ceremony, called the statue “a beacon of hope”.

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African Students Trace U.S. Civil Rights

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Just a day into a tour of civil rights landmarks in the South, Nadia Samie says she already sees parallels between the Jim Crow era and the apartheid period in her country, South Africa.

Samie, a student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is among 19 college students from Africa who embarked on a tour of many of the landmarks of the civil rights struggle.

“The practices were similar in the ways black people were segregated and just the way black people were treated,” Samie said. “It’s become even more apparent how similar the fights were between the people on both continents.”

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