Mandela Matters

TransAfrica is celebrating the life, legacy and values of Nelson Mandela during his 95th Year. On International Mandela Day, July 18th, TransAfrica, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa launched the celebration with a birthday party for Madiba. Read more about the event, the program, and how you can get involved in celebrating Mandela!

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What We Do

TransAfrica is the oldest African American foreign policy organization. Founded during the anti-apartheid movement, TransAfrica is inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela to struggle for a world where people are free and thriving economically, socially and politically. For more than thirty years, TransAfrica has connected Americans to the key foreign policy issues for people of African descent throughout the world, with emphasis on U.S. trade and aid policies.

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TransAfrica's work is inspired by Mandela, but it's made possible by YOU. 

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” 

TransAfrica has built a reputation over the last thirty-five years of being an organization that is not afraid to take a principled stand and speak truth to power.

Our approach is rooted in the U.S. civil rights movement and the example of Pan Africanists like W.E.B DuBois. Historically, we stood in solidarity with leaders like Nelson Mandela and are inspired by his life; his words can be found throughout our website.

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