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Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Truth and Reconciliation
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On October 29, 1998, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, released its final report about crimes and atrocities that occurred during apartheid. Upon presenting the 3,500-page report to Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Tutu delivers a speech focusing on healing the divided country.
Nelson Mandela Released From South African Prison
Nelson Mandela Released From South African PrisonAudio Clip (0:49)
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On February 10, 1990, South African President F.W. de Klerk announces that after 27 years in prison Nelson Mandela will be released the following day. De Klerk asks for the release to "take place in a dignified and orderly manner."
Musicians Boycott South Africa
Musicians Boycott South AfricaAudio Clip (0:27)
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A news report describes the protest set off by British pop star Dusty Springfield when she refused to perform during a tour in South Africa unless she could sing to a non-segregated audience. Although her 1964 tour was cancelled, many other British rock stars joined her in condemning apartheid.
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