Watch Mandela: Freedom's Father

The struggle to build a new South Africa.

Posted: 07/15/2013 07:29 PM EDT

Mandela: Freedom's Father, a one-hour BET News special, takes viewers on a journey through the life and times of Nelson Mandela with exclusive video and heartfelt interviews with celebrities and Mandela insiders.

Actors Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood and Mandela biographer Richard Stengel offer personal accounts of the fight for Mandela's freedom, the struggle to build a new South Africa and the special memories of their time with this great Father of a Nation. 

Tune-in on Thursday, July 18 at 8P/7C for Mandela: Freedom's Father!