In 1964 Dusty caused a political furore in South Africa when she was deported from South Africa. Dusty had many black friends and felt it would be betraying their friendship if she bowed down to the South African government. So she had an anti-apartheid clause written into her contract and refused to perform concerts before segregated audiences, as required by the South Africa’s racist apartheid system at that time.
How Nelson Mandela Emerged from Prison a Better Man
In this clip from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, explains how instead of embracing hatred and bitterness, he used his time in prison to look inward and focus on changing himself.
Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary's life
View images of civil rights leader Nelson Mandela, who went from anti-apartheid activist to prisoner to South Africa's first black president.
Miriam Makeba: Singer banned from her native South Africa for fighting
'Retire? I will sing till the day I die" declared Miriam Makeba in her 2004 biography Makeba. True to her word, the most famous African woman of her generation – popularly known as "Mama Africa" – had just taken part in a concert in Italy in support of the writer Roberto Saviano on Sunday when she was taken ill.
In partnership with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Google Cultural Institute has helped to bring Nelson Mandela's archive online. The multimedia archive includes Mr Mandela’s correspondence with family, comrades and friends, diaries written during his 27 years of imprisonment, and notes he made while leading the negotiations that ended apartheid in South Africa.
The Musical Life and Spirited Words of Nelson Mandela
The ability of music to inspire and uplift is no secret. To a man like Nelson Mandela, music was a way to spread his anti-apartheid, pro-equality mess
CRY FREEDOM (Trailer) - YouTube
Cry Freedom is a 1987 feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. The film was shot in ne...
NYC: 'Come Back, Africa' (1959) Screening At Film Forum
[embed width="620"][/embed]Come Back, Africa (1959) is the eye-opening film shot secretly in the streets of Sophiatown, South Africa. The film is not only legendary for its brave portrait of black township life under the racist apartheid regime, but it also put Miriam Makeba, AKA Mama Africa on the ...
Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (21 October 1918 – 2 June 2011) was a black South African anti–apartheid activist, and the widow of fellow activist Walter Sisulu (1912–2003). She was affectionately known as Ma Sisulu throughout her lifetime by the South African public. In 2004 she was voted 57th in the SABC3's Great South Africans. She died on 2 June 2011 in her home in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa, aged 92.
Biography of Nelson Mandela – Nelson Mandela Foundation
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