The Time Nelson Mandela Visited Bed-Stuy

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Mayor Bloomberg announced on the radio this morning that a high school in Bed-Stuy, Boys and Girls HS, will be renamed in honor of the recently deceased Nelson Mandela. This school in particular has a special connection to Mandela — the anti-Apartheid crusader visited it in 1990 during an eight-city U.S. tour five months after his release from prison. A news segment from the visit to the school shows large crowds lining the streets, admirers singing Mandela's praise, and several pairs of enormous eyeglasses: