The Common Good

Mandela: An Audio History

In Mandela: An Audio History, the voices of activists, artists, and ordinary citizens unite to tell the powerful narrative of overcoming apartheid through strength and solidarity in South Africa. In this five-part audio documentary, hosted by Desmond Tutu, the weaving of personal interviews, newsreels, and found sounds from Mandela and those around him (both for and against) are highlighted to showcase the watershed story of a 50-year struggle.

This award-winning series was produced by the audio collective at Radio Diaries and was broadcast on NPR in 2004.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL SERIES OF AUDIO DOCUMENTARIES

Take a listen to Part One: 1944 –1960

“And for 8,500 people to be arrested, at the time in 1952, was no small achievement. The mood had been created that our struggle was reaching a dimension where it could not be crushed.” – Nelson Mandela


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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