Video: watch Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to Roxbury

December 8, 2013 10:50 AM

By Your Town

Media analyist Dan Kennedy and WGBH posted this video of Nelson Mandela's 1990 visit to Madison Park High School in Roxbury.

In a Globe story Saturday, Peter Schworm reported that Mandela stressed the importance of education, saying he was “deeply concerned” so many students were dropping out of school.

“This is a very disturbing situation, because the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow,” he told the students. He urged students to “try as much as possible to remain in school.”

“Because education is the most powerful weapon which we can use,” he said to cheers.

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