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Nelson Mandela and Denis Goldberg. Photo courtesy of Denis Goldberg
Nelson Mandela and Denis Goldberg. Photo courtesy of Denis Goldberg

A belief in justice: Denis Goldberg, Mandela's trialmate

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Today is the first day of Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating liberation. One visitor to the north country this week has devoted his life to the struggle for freedom--Denis Goldberg.

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Natasha Haverty
Reporter and Producer

But I have a belief in justice, far beyond what a judge says in court.
In October of 1963, Denis Goldberg was one of the eight members of the African National Congress—along with Nelson Mandela—ordered to four life sentences in prison.

He was the only white member of the eight. Goldberg spent 22 years in prison for his involvement in the fight against apartheid.

Half a century later, Goldberg has just turned 81 and lives with his family in Cape Town, South Africa. He’ll be speaking tonight at St. Lawrence University, hosted by the African Studies Department. He sat down with Natasha Haverty yesterday afternoon. 

 

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