Cindi Ross Scoppe

December 13, 2013

Gray: How South Carolinians fought apartheid

It was jarring enough that one of the first images on TV after Nelson Mandela’s death was a clip of Ronald Reagan in 1990 saying Mandela should be included in talks about the future of South Africa. Reagan had fought economic sanctions against the government just four years earlier, considering Mandela a terrorist. In that, he was joined by hardliners such as Sen. Strom Thurmond and Congressmen Carroll Campbell and Tommy Hartnett.

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