nelson mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela
7:54 am
Wed December 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Don Cooney on apartheid and meeting Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday in Soweto, South Africa
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WestSouthwest with Don Cooney on Nelson Mandela and apartheid

The world is remembering Nelson Mandela for his work to end apartheid in his native South Africa, and to unify the country after he became president in 1994. 

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8:24 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Congressman Fred Upton remembers Nelson Mandela as "transformational figure"

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Upton co-sponsored legislation awarding Mandela Congressional Gold Medal in 1998
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MORE: Kalamazoo-area leaders remember Nelson Mandela WASHINGTON, D.C. - Shortly after the news of Nelson Mandela's death Thursday, Congressman Fred Upton issued a statement calling the former South African President "a transformational figure" and "a public servant of great humility." The death of Mandela, 95, was announced late Thursday at a news conference by South African President Jacob Zuma.
8:09 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Retired Kellogg executive remembers meeting with Nelson Mandela

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Joseph Stewart spoke with the Battle Creek Enquirer this summer when Mandela was hospitalized
Sitting in his backyard on a summer day, Joseph Stewart's thoughts went to the other side of the world and a global leader.
7:48 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Kalamazoo area residents remember Nelson Mandela

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Educators, some involved in anti-apartheid movement, reflect on Mandela's life
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney was once one of Michigan's foremost leaders in the anti-apartheid movement. Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice, and Lisa Brock, academic director of Kalamazoo College's Arcus Center for Social Justice. were among those who marched against apartheid three decades ago.