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IWU Professor Recalls Vote For Nelson Mandella

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:19:04 CST
By: AP

A professor from Illinois Wesleyan University is recalling his vote for Nelson Mandela, and his sense of awe at the time of the historic election in South Africa.   William Munro says he traveled home to South Africa in 1994 to vote in the country's first multiracial election. Munro is a professor in the university's political science department. He says he worked against apartheid as a college student before leaving South Africa in the 1980s for graduate school in the United States. He says he was surprised the election was happening after so much violence and turmoil in the country. Mandela, the former South African president, died Thursday at age 95. Munro says Mandela's legacy is complex and won't be fully understood for some time. He joins us later this morning at 11 during GLT's "Sound Ideas" to further reflect on Mandela, and his influence.

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