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Connecticut Lawyer Recalls Apartheid And Nelson Mandela

There were random stops to make sure blacks were carrying their mandated 'passes' and any question of authenticity led to severe beatings and arrests. As I lay awake at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, watching the memorial services for Nelson Mandela, a/k/a Madiba, my mind raced back involuntarily to the memories of my 19 years growing up in Johannesburg during apartheid.

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