Nelson Mandela day 2010

A video recording a special event at the British Museum to celebrate South African culture and the legacy of Nelson Mandela with music and dance performances, talks and storytelling. Sunday 18 July 2010 was international Nelson Mandela day. To mark the 67 years that Mandela has been involved with human rights work, visitors came to pledge 67 minutes of their time to charitable causes.

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