Remembering Mandela's fight for equal rights | WBEZ
Skip to main content


Remembering Mandela's fight for equal rights

As a civil-rights attorney, international-law professor and member of the African National Congress, Albie Sachs fought against the injustice of apartheid and helped draft South Africa's post-apartheid constitution. As a young man, he worked as an attorney, defending people charged under racist statutes and repressive security laws. Nelson Mandela appointed him to the country's Constitutional Court in 1994, just after the country's first democratic election, which brought Mandela to power. Sachs tells us what Mandela's death means for South Africans and the fight for justice not only in South Africa but around the globe. (Photo: Flickr/

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.