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Nelson Mandela Resource Guide: Photographs and Prints Division
Nelson Mandela and Anti-Apartheid South Africa. Guide by Tiana Taliep.
Portraits and views of South African activist and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela, mostly taken in 1990 during his visits to New York City, Namibia and Stockholm, Sweden. The collection consists of individual portraits and a candid shot of Mandela; views of Mandela with New York City mayor David Dinkins at Gracie Mansion and at a Harlem rally; with his wife, Winnie Mandela, and Namibian president Sam Nujoma attending Namibian independence celebrations; and meeting with former African National Congress leader Oliver Tambo and the Reverend Jesse Jackson in Stockholm. Also included are a view of Mandela with "ABC News Nightline" host Ted Koppel during a town hall meeting at Aaron Davis Hall, at the City College of New York; and Mandela sparring with South African boxing champion, Gerry Moloi, during Mandela's treason trial in 1957.
Collections related to anti-apartheid South Africa
Canada Lee was a renowned stage and screen actor whose human right activities caused him to be blacklisted in the early 1950s. The majority of the overseas images are of South Africa, the setting for the film "Cry, The Beloved Country" and includes professional photographs and small candid shots of Lee, his associates, friends and fans, and views that depict the country's conditions under Apartheid. Also included are photographic postcards of Zulu, Fingo, and other unidentified young women, some with Lee's handwritten notations.
The collection consists of candid shots and views of picketers, marchers, sit-ins, public gatherings, organizational meetings, mobs, confrontations between law enforcement personnel and civilians, and some destruction of property, some views of marchers protesting South Africa's policy of apartheid (1946, 1960 and 1980).
Views of Nobel prize winning anti-apartheid leader Bishop Desmond Tutu. The collection consist of portraits of Tutu giving eulogy, conducting mass and speaking and socializing at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Individuals identified in group portraits are Howard Dodson, Mrs. Desmond Tutu, Vartan Gregorian, Bernice Powell.
Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, and Jesse Jackson in Stockholm, March 1990
Nelson Mandela Portrait Collection.
Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.