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 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 Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides 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.