Radio Diaries

Mandela’s Prison Years

July 9, 2015

While Mandela and other political leaders languished in prison, the government cracked down. It seemed that resistance to apartheid had been crushed. But on June 16, 1976, a student uprising in Soweto sparked a new generation of activism. This is Chapter 3 of our documentary (and 2015 Audiobook of the Year) Mandela: An Audio History.

Plus, the story behind the only known recording of Nelson Mandela during his 27 years in prison.

More information about the project is available at mandelahistory.org

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