On this edition of From the Vault we pay tribute to the life of anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in three landmark speeches given after his release from prison in 1990, having served 27 years of a life sentence:
- Nelson Mandela’s Address to the United Nations – June 22nd, 1990
- Nelson Mandela at the Oakland Coliseum – June 30th, 1990
- Nelson Mandela’s Inauguration Address as the First Black President of South Africa – May 10th, 1994
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu concludes our program with a quick review on the history of South Africa over the past several decades, culminating with Mandela’s election, from a speech given at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California on June 5th, 1994.
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.