Gay McDougall, Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel

Gay McDougall, Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel

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Washington, DC, United States
November 2001
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Gay McDougall shaking the hand of Graca Machel over former President Nelson Mandela in a tent set up in the back yard of the South African Embassy. McDougal has served for many years as the Executive Director of the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and in the first part of 1994 was a Commissioner of the International Electoral Commission (IEC) that oversaw South Africa’s first democratic election won by the African National Congress (ANC) and as a result  Mandela became President of South Africa. (Source: Gay McDougall; and "Nelson Mandela made many memorable trips to Washington" by Martin Well, The Washington Post, December 5, 2013.) 
Used by permission of Gay McDougall.
Collection: Private collection of Gay McDougall