David Gordon Shares Mandela Insights on WGME

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David Gordon, a South African native and associate professor of history, told CBS 13 News he had just finished a lecture on Nelson Mandela when he heard about the late president’s death.

“What I really emphasize is how delicate that period — that transition from apartheid to post-apartheid state was, how fraught it was, how much violence there was in South Africa and how Mandela was able to bring people together,” he said.

thumb:Hodogaya on the Tokaido Road (1835), Katsushika Hokusai; The Painter on His Way to Work (1888), Vincent Van Gogh