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Albany Law School Dean Penelope Andrews - The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Penny Andrews
Courtesy Albany Law School

South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has now spent a month in the hospital.

As visitors from around the world share an outpouring of love and support for South Africa’s first democratically elected president, there has also been a question of what his legacy will mean for both South Africa and the world.

Albany Law School Dean Penelope "Penny" Andrews grew up and began studying law in apartheid South Africa before coming to the U.S. in the 1980’s.

She is the first permanent female dean of Albany Law School since it opened in 1851, and she is co-editor of the book The Post Apartheid Constitutions: Perspectives on South Africa’s Basic Law, the foreword to which was written by Nelson Mandela.

WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Andrews recently about her personal and educational journey, and the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Web only excerpt: Dean Andrews talks about her earliest experiences growing up in apartheid South Africa.


Web only excerpt: Albany Law School Dean Penelope Andrews on getting permission to attend the "white" university as a racially classified non-white under apartheid in South Africa.


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