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US View of Mandela Changed From Cold War Communist to Anti-Apartheid Hero

At his death, Nelson Mandela was revered in the United States as he was most everywhere else. But it was not always that way. U.S. views of Mandela evolved from Cold War Communist to anti-apartheid hero. Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy said the United States in 1962 stood behind "an extraordinary group" of African leaders building new countries fresh from winning their independence. "This has been an unknown continent to us because it was dominated by Europe. Now...

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