Happy Freedom Day, South Africa!

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  • 20 Years of Freedom
  • The End of Apartheid
  • A Landmark Election
  • Tense Talks
  • ANC Dominates
  • President Nelson Mandela
  • A Hard-Won Right
  • This Year's Festivities
  • The Guest of Honor
  • #FreedomFridaySelfie
  • Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Hope

20 Years of Freedom

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of Freedom Day, the annual April 27 celebration of South Africa's liberation and democracy. This year's theme, "A Better Place to Live In," recognizes the strides the nation has made in consolidating democracy, building a new nation and improving the quality of life for all. Keep reading to learn more about this national holiday. — Patrice Peck

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