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Southwestern University History Professor Available to Talk About Nelson Mandela’s Life and Legacy
Thomas McClendon, a professor of history at Southwestern University, specializes in the history of South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement.
“Nelson Mandela was one of the most iconic and transformational figures of the latter half of the 20th century,” McClendon said. “Ordinary people make history in their daily actions and collective struggles, but some leaders come to shape and symbolize the movements ordinary people carry out. Mandela was one of those leaders as the face of the anti-apartheid struggle and the key leader of the African National Congress (ANC) during the transformation from apartheid to a new South Africa.”
McClendon is the co-editor of the forthcoming book, The South Africa Reader: History, Culture, Politics, which will be published in December 2013 by Duke University Press. He is available for interviews about Mandela and his legacy. McClendon may be reached at 512-863-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.