1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Detroit

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Nelson Mandela Speaks at Tiger Stadium

Nelson Mandela spoke to over 49,000 people at Tiger Stadium in Detroit in June 1990. “The man who stands before you is not a stranger,” Mandela said. “I am a member of the UAW; I am your flesh and blood. I am your comrade.” “Your solidarity has given us enormous strength and courage. We will not forget you.”


Nelson Mandela at Tiger Stadium via YouTube.

Gus Burns, “Nelson Mandela dead: Remembering the 1990 Detroit visit”, Detroit Free Press, December 5, 2013.

Nelson Mandela in Detroit, Hour Detroit, Feruary 2015.

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