The deaf community in South Africa is calling it a travesty, and it played out in plain sight during Nelson Mandela's memorial service. The sign language interpreter on the stage for the whole four hours translated the words of all the speakers into gestures that by all accounts were just plain gibberish. Brian Todd has the story.
It was a day for celebrating the life and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. There is a song called 'Senzenina.' In English that means 'what have we done.' It was an anthem during the anti-apartheid movement and is often sung at funerals and demonstrations. Tonight it is the soundtrack to our look back at the remembrances of Nelson Mandela.
So many people around the world remember the moment Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Turnley helped capture that moment for eternity. He has taken photos of Mandela and his family for more than 30 years and shared his memories with Anderson.
U2 singer Bono spent years working with Nelson Mandela to help end apartheid and spread freedom. Bono spoke to Anderson about his friend, and says Mandela "represents the fist turning into the handshake."
Nelson Mandela's memorial service will make history as one the largest gatherings of world leaders in decades. President Obama, former President George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton are traveling to South Africa together on Air Force One. But across South Africa, people are finding their own ways to honor Mandela's legacy. Anderson takes a look at some of the tributes.
AC360 is live in Johannesburg tonight. In an exclusive interview, Anderson speaks with Bono about Nelson Mandela's legacy. Bono explains Mandela refused to hate "because he believed love would do a better job."
Watch a preview now, see the full interview tonight on AC360 8p / 10p on CNN.
Maya Angelou is a poet, author and a civil rights pioneer. She wrote and recited a tribute to Nelson Mandela on behalf of the American people. It was posted online by the State Department. She has also known Mandela for decades and spoke to Anderson about his enduring impact.
Nelson Mandela is celebrated for bringing South Africa together through reconciliation, forgiveness and non-violence. But decades earlier, Mandela and other African National Congress members were accused of trying to overthrow the South African government by force. In fact, Mandela remained on the U.S. terrorism watch list until 2008. Jill Dougherty looks at Mandela's journey.
Robyn Curnow and Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree discuss the many chapters of Nelson Mandela's life.
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