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Feature Video

Celebrating Release
February 13, 1990
Duration: 00:12:19

People: Walter Sisulu, Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Gregory Rockman

Description: Footage of Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, former ANC MP and mayor of Pretoria 2000-2006. [00:00] Shots of thousands gathered at FNB soccer stadium to welcome Walter Sisulu and other recently released political prisoners. [00:07] Segment of Grand Parade in Cape Town with union and political parties gathering to demand human rights and Mandela's immediate release. [02:53] Footage of ANC supporters reading a newspaper story about Mandela's release and the unbanning of political organizations and crowds marching through downtown Cape Town. [07:15] Police and soldiers watch the march. [09:37] The crowd lifts Lieutenant Gregory Rockman, an officer who refused to order his men to beat protesters, onto their shoulders. [10:50]