Today on #Mandela100 we received a very special donation. Prof. Juliet S. Sorensen (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law) presented us with “Notes for History,” a typewritten document created by her father, Ted Sorensen, after he spent three days with Mandela in 1994. Mr. Sorensen spearheaded the effort to create the South Africa Free Election fund (“SAFE”) in 1993 and 1994; he had previously served as Special Counsel and chief speechwriter to John F. Kennedy.
Prof. Sorensen describes the document as “historic, and surely of interest to researchers and others who are interested in Mandela; the ANC (many of its current leaders are discussed therein); leadership, at home and around the world; and more.” It was her wish that we receive this donation today, on the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We are very honored by her generosity, thoughtfulness, and willingness to share this significant original document with us.
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