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Mandela addresses youths
This scene shows Mandela addressing a large crowd of young people at a critical juncture in the fight against apartheid, when Sophiatown – a historic all-black neighborhood – was bulldozed by the government and residents were forcibly removed. This clip can be included in a lesson addressing Mandela’s role in fighting South Africa’s apartheid regime and whether his actions should be viewed as those of a freedom fighter or a criminal.
Mandela as a lawyer
Here, the audience sees a young Nelson Mandela, one of the few practicing black lawyers at the time, taking on the case of a young woman working as a maid in a white household who is accused of stealing from her boss. The clip highlights the divide between white and black people during apartheid and the prejudice experienced by Mandela -- despite his higher education and his professional status -- that made it difficult for him to practice law.
Mandela at Sophiatown
Mandela's words are heard against the backdrop of the Sophiatown Relocation, a actual historical event that occurred under apartheid when the all-white government determined that the neighborhood -- a hub of African culture, music, and politics in the 1940s and 1950s -- had developed and grown too close to the surrounding white suburbs. Its residents were forcibly removed and the town demolished.