Reflections of History

May 10th: Nelson Mandela Becomes President

May 10th: Nelson Mandela Becomes President

Reflections of History - May 10, 2022 - 04:49

On May 10, 1994, in South Africa, Nelson Mandela is sworn in as president of South Africa.

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May 9, 2022 - 05:16
On May 9, 1800, in Torrington, Connecticut… the abolitionist John Brown is born.

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May 11th: Ellis Island Becomes A National Monument

May 11, 2022 - 05:07
On May 11, 1965, Ellis Island becomes part of the Statue of Liberty national monument.

About The Show

C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the 2021 Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope, Through History, join together again for a brand-new series that will guide listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.