Posts Tagged ‘south



02
Jul
13

Who’s the Red Tie Guy?

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Student Mikhail Hendricks, 16, embraces first lady Michelle Obama after she answered students’ questions at the University of Cape Town, June 23, 2011

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The speech Mikhail Hendricks attended on Sunday:

30
Jun
13

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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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

Barack Obama

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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

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