Mandela: An Audio History

Series produced by Radio Diaries

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The story of South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Credits/Back Announce:
Our story was produced by Joe Richman of Radio Diaries.
Mandela: An Audio History is now available on CD, hosted by Desmond Tutu with an introduction by Nelson Mandela.
To find the CD, search for "Mandela: An Audio History" on Amazon or visit: www.mandelahistory.org

Mandela: An Audio History
"Mandela: An Audio History" is a groundbreaking project that weaves together an unprecedented collection of archival sound materials documenting and preserving the story of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid. Hear a rare recording of the 1964 trial that resulted in Mandela's life sentence; a visit between Mandela and his wife, Winnie, secretly recorded by a prison guard; marching songs of guerilla soldiers; government propaganda films; and pirate radio broadcasts from the African National Conference (ANC).

This five-part radio series aired on NPR's All Things Considered every day during the week of April 26 to mark the 10th anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election.

Mandela: An Audio History is now available on CD, in stores and at Amazon. The CD is hosted by Desmond Tutu, with an introduction from Nelson Mandela.

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Credits/Back Announce: Our story was produced by Joe Richman of Radio Diaries. Mandela: An Audio History is now available on CD, hosted by Desmond Tutu with an introduction by Nelson Mandela. To find the CD, search for "Mandela: An Audio History" on Amazon or visit: www.mandelahistory.org Mandela: An Audio History "Mandela: An Audio History" is a groundbreaking project that weaves together an unprecedented collection of archival sound materials documenting and preserving the story of Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid. Hear a rare recording of the 1964 trial that resulted in Mandela's life sentence; a visit between Mandela and his wife, Winnie, secretly recorded by a prison guard; marching songs of guerilla soldiers; government propaganda films; and pirate radio... Show full description


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Four years after Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he became president of South Africa. And yet, those 4 years were among the bloodiest and ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KHSU, KISU, and KSFR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:44
  • Purchases: 4
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Introduction by Nelson Mandela to the series, Mandela: An Audio History

Bought by KZYX, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Jul 11, 2008
  • Length: 01:01
  • Purchases: 3
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A portrait of Nelson Mandela in the years before he was sent to prison

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRNC-LP, WXDU, KFAI and more


  • Added: Jul 16, 2008
  • Length: 12:02
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: Jun 26, 2004
  • Length: 58:44
  • Purchases: 43
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Part 5 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by KUER, WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 12:46
  • Purchases: 11
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Part 4 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes, KCUR and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 12:46
  • Purchases: 9
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Part 3 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes, KCUR and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 12:53
  • Purchases: 9
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Part 2 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by KUER, WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, PRX to iTunes and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 15:17
  • Purchases: 10
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Part 1 of a five-part series on South Africa's struggle against apartheid.

Bought by KUER, WCAI / WNAN, WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, Remix Radio and more


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 14:01
  • Purchases: 13