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Mandela in America

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President Clinton recently announced that he will visit South Africa in March. President Mandela, meanwhile, has postponed a visit to Russia and is reportedly recuperating from exhaustion after a trip to Uganda.

Almost a decade ago, Nelson Mandela — newly released from prison and not yet president — came to the United States to rally support for the ANC and for the end of apartheid. When he was in Washington, D.C., he gave a speech in front of a joint session of Congress, becoming the first African and the third private citizen ever to do so.

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Nelson Mandela, giving a speech in 1990 in front of a joint session of Congress. Taken from the video "Mandela in America."

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