In memory of Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5, 2013 at 95 years old, History wil encore Miracle Rising: South Africa on Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. ET on H2.

This special presentation chronicles South Africa's journey to democracy, telling the story of the country's political transformation that culminated in the first free and fair elections in April 1994. Viewers will learn about Mandela's decision to learn Afrikaan while in prison, the amnesty hearings of the Truth & Reconciliation Commissions, as well as hear personal and intimate accounts from world leaders, politicians, celebrities and journalists in this roughly hour-and-a-half documentary.

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