August 22- October 19, 2014
3rd floor, Education Hallway
Pulitzer Prize - winning photojournalist David Turnley spent a quarter-century documenting the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela, one of the world's most important civil rights leaders. As the first black South African to hold the office of president, Mandela's government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty, and inequality, and also by fostering racial reconciliation. In conjunction with the 2014 International Freedom Conductor Award, this exhibit is a glimpse into Turnley's archives of Nelson Mandela and the country that held him as a political prisoner for 27 years before electing him president in that nation's first fully representative multiracial election in 1994.