Saving Nelson Mandela

Thursday February 2nd, 2017 - 4:35 PM
(1.0 CLE) When South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow activists in the African National Congress received during his trial not only saved his life, but also enabled him to save his country. This presentation will concentrate on the skill and tactics of the defense lawyers who saved Mandela from the death penalty with a primarily focus on the tragic career of Mandela's lead counsel, Bram Fischer, the Afrikaner lawyer who defied his people to seek justice for all South Africans.
Speakers: A.J. Kramer, Kenneth Broun
Written Material(s): Saving Nelson Mandela.pdf

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