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Connecticut Lawyer Recalls Apartheid And Nelson Mandela

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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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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