Mandela: A Man Beyond Myth?

Tonight we are going to give you an in-depth look at the life and political development of a living African legend: Nelson Mandela. Over the next hour Dr. Robert R. Edgar (PhD) a professor of Southern African history, and Religious and Political Movements at Howard University will share his thoughts on the life of Mandela and his impact on Africa and the global fight for freedom.


Robert Edgar is the author of Sanctioning Apartheid and is Professor of African Studies at Howard University , where he has taught for several decades. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia , Georgetown University , and the National University of Lesotho. He has written extensively on twentieth century African religious and political movements, as well as African-American historical connections with South Africa .

Please Note: This show was broadcast as part of WPFW’s January 2008 Fund Drive. To support member-driven WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington DC, please visit


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