FORA.tv Speaker - Barbara Masekela
A diplomat of note for many years and a key political activist in the fight to end apartheid in South Africa, Barbara Masekela began her career with 12 years as a professor of English Literature. She also worked with the ANC Observer Mission to the United Nations to help build the Anti-Apartheid movement in the United States.
In 1982, Ms Masekela left the United States to work full time at the ANC headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia. After the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990, she served as his Chief of Staff, until her appointment as Ambassador to France and to UNESCO in 1995.
03.27.06 | 01:08:04 min
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