Posts Tagged ‘south



30
Jun
13

South Africa: The Day in Images

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Arriving in Cape Town

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Visiting Robben Island – The rock quarry labor camp where Nelson Mandela was forced to work as a prisoner

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The First Lady: Today, our family visited Robben Island for an experience we will never forget. Robben Island is located off the coast of South Africa, and from the 1960s through the 1990s, this Island housed a maximum security prison. Many of the prisoners there – including the guide for our visit, a man named Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada – were activists who worked to bring down Apartheid, the South African government’s policies that discriminated against people of color.  Under Apartheid, people of different races were separated in nearly every part of South African society.  They were forced to attend separate schools, live in separate neighborhoods, even swim at separate beaches – and in nearly every case, the neighborhoods, schools and other facilities for black people were much worse than the ones for white people.

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… with their tour guide, Ahmed Kathrada, a former prisoner with Nelson Mandela

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30
Jun
13

Homage

President Obama visits the prison cell at Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his imprisonment

30
Jun
13

Afternoon Delight: South Africa

The beautiful song that was played as Pres. Obama finished his inspiring speech

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Wyclef Jean at his best

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Zizi…thank you for the memories and introduction to Mi Casa :D

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30
Jun
13

Chat Away Until Chipsticks Is Done With The Ish Time

President Obama greets members of the audience at the University of Cape Town

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30
Jun
13

President Obama at The University of Cape Town

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12:15 PM EST: The President delivers remarks at the University of Cape Town

White House Live * CBS * Reuters

30
Jun
13

Robben Island

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President Obama visits the Robben Island prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment

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…. with a tour guide at the Robben Island lime quarry where a rock memorial was started by Nelson Mandela

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30
Jun
13

On to Cape Town

….. leaving Waterkloof Air Base for Cape Town this morning

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Coming up today – all times US Eastern

8:20 AM: The First Family tour Robben Island

10:20 AM: The President tours the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

12:15 PM: The President delivers remarks at the University of Cape Town

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Live streaming links:

White House Live * ReutersCBS (UStream) * CBS (Widget) * eNCA (South Africa)

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Arriving in Cape Town

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From yesterday ….

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MoooOOOooorning early birds!!

29
Jun
13

Oh What A Week…..

President Obama looks out of the “door of no return” during a tour of the ‘House of Slaves‘ on Goree Island, Senegal, June 27

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Monday

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Questions by Liberal Librarian

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HealthCare.gov

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Tuesday

Congressman John Lewis watches news of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights act decision

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