Miami Dade College Historian, Miami Lawyer Reflect on Nelson Mandela's Legacy | NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Dade College Historian, Miami Lawyer Reflect on Nelson Mandela's Legacy

On the day after Nelson Mandela’s death at age 95, Dr. Paul George told NBC 6’s Hank Tester that when Mandela left prison in 1990 after 27 years, he solidified his image as an international icon. "He was totally unbowed when he left. There is a famous picture of him and his second wife Winnie Mandela, and he’s waving like a rock star,” said George, who just covered the story of South Africa in his Miami Dade College world history class. Nelson Mandela’s image was steeped in a deep philosophy honed over years of struggle and imprisonment. Miami lawyer H.T. Smith met Mandela several times. "I am hopeful that as we focus on his legacy, people will then focus on the values that his legacy left us, like forgiveness,” he said.

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