News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Greater Akron Chamber

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us


Cleveland Congresswoman Fudge reacts to Mandela death
Marcia Fudge explains how former South African president Nelson Mandela had an impact in Ohio.
Story by NICK CASTELE


 
Among the people in Northeast Ohio mourning the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela is Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. From Ohio Public Radio Station WCPN, Nick Castele reports.
Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:15)


Congresswoman Marcia Fudge says Nelson Mandela’s path from decades of imprisonment to becoming South Africa’s first black president and beginning to roll back apartheid—inspired action in the United States, too.

“He really did make people around the world understand the significance of human rights and equality and justice and civil rights, because there were still problems in the United States then as there are now," Fudge said. "But he gave an awful lot of us hope. I mean, clearly, America is a better place because Nelson Mandela lived in South Africa.”

Fudge points to Barack Obama’s election as America’s first black president as just one example of those changes. She says she looks to Mandela as an example in her role as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, particularly in trying to preserve access to the polls and lessen inequality in the country’s educational system.

Fudge says she admired Mandela’s belief in the power of diplomacy.

“Even with all of the things he’s gone through, and all of the things he faced in his country, he always believed that," Fudge said. "He used his power for peace. He used his power for his people to fight for what was right.”

And Fudge says when people stood in line for hours to vote him into the presidency, Mandela accomplished what few were able to even imagine.

Listener Comments:

nelson mandella fight for south africa's freedom,he was imprisioned in fighting for their freedom and they succeded in the end..nelson mandella died at the age of 95..


Posted by: rosina on December 13, 2013 3:12AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University