Nelson Mandela http://wunc.org en A Journey From Klan Country To South Africa http://wunc.org/post/journey-klan-country-south-africa <p></p><p><a href="http://fds.duke.edu/db/Sanford/james.joseph">James Joseph</a> grew up in the heart of Klan country in Louisiana.</p><p>He vowed to one day earn the respect of the racist leaders. Years later, he became the first ambassador to South Africa to present his credentials to Nelson Mandela. Host Frank Stasio talks to James Joseph, professor emeritus of the practice of public policy at Duke University’s <a href="http://sanford.duke.edu/">Sanford School of Public Policy.</a></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:15:22 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27478 at http://wunc.org A Journey From Klan Country To South Africa Duke Prof: Nelson Mandela Asked Me To Take a Picture With Him http://wunc.org/post/duke-prof-nelson-mandela-asked-me-take-picture-him <p></p><p></p><p>Ne<em>lson Mandela was a global icon who had an incredible humility. And one of the interesting things I remember about my experience is that when I presented my credentials to Mandela, as the U.S. Ambassador, he invited my wife and I to have tea with him afterwards. And we were sitting there, both of us thinking, ‘How do we approach asking Mr. Mandela to take a picture with us?’</em></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:44:54 +0000 Carol Jackson 27474 at http://wunc.org Duke Prof: Nelson Mandela Asked Me To Take a Picture With Him The Triangle And Triad Will Celebrate Mandela With Prayers And Drums http://wunc.org/post/triangle-and-triad-will-celebrate-mandela-prayers-and-drums <p></p><p>Celebrations will commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela this weekend across the Piedmont. The former South African President died last week at the age of 95.</p><p></p><p>Deborah Blackman is President of the South African Tarheels, one of the groups coordinating the memorials.&nbsp; She says the respect Mandela earned as a prisoner and as a political leader still resonates across the world.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:46:09 +0000 Catherine Brand 27327 at http://wunc.org The Triangle And Triad Will Celebrate Mandela With Prayers And Drums BBC Reporter Recalls Connection To Nelson Mandela http://wunc.org/post/bbc-reporter-recalls-connection-nelson-mandela <p>"This is amazing," Audrey Brown thought. She was on a boat, speeding to Robben Island, the prison that had held South Africa's most famous political prisoner for more than twenty-five years. And the man himself, Nelson Mandela, was sitting a few feet away. Though he was South Africa's President at the time, his thoughts were personal. He talked about the first time he arrived by boat to the prison. The water that day was choppy he said. He knew that day that he would not be released for years, if ever.<br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:35:54 +0000 Carol Jackson 27069 at http://wunc.org BBC Reporter Recalls Connection To Nelson Mandela Franklin Graham Calls Nelson Mandela A 'Man Of Forgiveness' http://wunc.org/post/franklin-graham-calls-nelson-mandela-man-forgiveness <div>Franklin Graham is joining many well known North Carolinians in expressing his condolences on the passing of Nelson Mandela. The Christian evangelist and son of Billy&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graham spoke with </span>WUNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News Friday. &nbsp;The younger Graham said he will remember Mandela as a freedom fighter, and man of forgiveness.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>"The South African regime under Apartheid was afraid of him." says Franklin Graham. &nbsp;"But they didn’t need to be afraid of him. Because when he came out of prison he never, never tried to be vindictive. He never tried to go back and get even. Nelson Mandela looked forward looked forward not backward.</div><div> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 03:32:13 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 26986 at http://wunc.org Franklin Graham Calls Nelson Mandela A 'Man Of Forgiveness' Duke Professor Emeritus Remembers Nelson Mandela http://wunc.org/post/duke-professor-emeritus-remembers-nelson-mandela <p align="left">North Carolinians are joining leaders around the world in remembering Nelson Mandela's legacy. The former South African president died Thursday in Johannesburg. He was 95. Those who watched Mandela emerge from decades of captivity to national leader say he brought a charm&nbsp; not found in most political figures.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">James Joseph is professor emeritus at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy. He served as U.S. ambassador to South Africa during much of Mandela's presidency.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:56:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 26912 at http://wunc.org Duke Professor Emeritus Remembers Nelson Mandela Greensboro Band Phive Releases Tribute Song To Nelson Mandela http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-band-phive-releases-tribute-song-nelson-mandela <p>Greensboro band <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PhiveMusic">Phive</a> has released a new single dedicated to Nelson Mandela. They made the announcement yesterday on Mandela Day, the birthday of the South African leader. Phive <a href="http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/north-carolina-group-phive-releases-song-for-mandela-day/">spoke with PRI's the World</a> from WUNC's studios in Durham. You can <a href="http://www.theworld.org/2013/07/north-carolina-group-phive-releases-song-for-mandela-day/">listen to the interview here</a>.</p><p>Here's the music video of their new song, "Madiba."</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:30:29 +0000 Laura Candler 19259 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Band Phive Releases Tribute Song To Nelson Mandela Saving Nelson Mandela http://wunc.org/post/saving-nelson-mandela <p>When law professor Kenneth Broun began learning about the 1963 trial of Nelson Mandela, he was startled to discover the South African leader was expected to be put to death. Mandela spent 27 years in prison, but he eventually got out and became president. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:09:00 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 5248 at http://wunc.org Saving Nelson Mandela