Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Michelle Obama paid tribute to victims of Apartheid

The U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama paid tribute to the victims of the apartheid regime and called Apartheid South African youth to defeat the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). In a speech to young women in the Catholic church of Regina Mundi (Queen of the World) in Soweto, a symbol of Apertheid, Mrs. Obama noted the success that now represents the struggle against the regime, which allowed to end the social differences.

After the speech at the Regina Mundi church, the U.S. first lady visited the memorial to Hector Pieterson, a 12 year old boy who died during a protest against the policies of Apartheid education. According to the agenda of his visit on Thursday, Michelle Obama will visit the former prison of Robben Island, where Mandela was the most 27 years of confinement and meet with other Nobel Peace Prize 1984, Desmond Tutu, in Cape Town.

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