Mandela and Me

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  • An Indelible Impression
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (California)
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Del. Donna Christensen (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Rep. Gwen Moore (Wisconsin)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina)

Rep. Barbara Lee (California)

“One of my proudest moments as a member of Congress was when I led the effort to remove Mr. Mandela and the ANC from the U.S. Terrorist Watch list in time for his 90th birthday. I served as an official election observer for the 1994 South African elections when President Mandela was first elected, and it was a magnificent reminder that perhaps one day my own country would elect an African American president."

 (Photo: Courtesy Rep. Barbara Lee)

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