In the beginning of our book, Gomez discusses how there are watershed moments in the development and consciousness of the social formation we’ve abbreviated as the African Diaspora. One such moment is the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, which is discussed in Chapter 9 of our textbook. For this assignment, I’d like you to read the chapter first–especially as it pertains to Nelson Mandela’s story–and then watch the following two videos from that moment.

After watching these videos, I want you to write two paragraphs (500 words total) about what you see as significant in Nelson Mandela’s remarks and why this occasion represents a watershed moment for the African diaspora.