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Death, South Africa, Apartheid

Remembering Desmond Tutu: Advocate of racial justice and non-violence

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s apostle of racial justice and reconciliation, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against apartheid, has died at the age of 90. After the fall of apartheid, Archbishop Tutu chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that sought to heal the wounds of the apartheid era. The archbishop ...

The death of F.W. de Klerk and his impact on ending Apartheid in South Africa

F.W. de Klerk, who, as South Africa’s last white president, opened the door to black majority rule by releasing Nelson Mandela from prison, died Nov.11 at the age of 85. de Klerk and Mandela shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. At the peace prize ceremony in Oslo, Mandela praised de Klerk: “He had the courage ...