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SU professor reflects on passing of Mandela

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Many people are now reflecting on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. A Syracuse University professor is among those recalling the former South African President's contributions.

Herbert Ruffin II had the opportunity to travel to South Africa as a historian ambassador. He saw the prisons where Mandela was held for 27 years. He shares with us his thoughts on Mandela's legacy.

"A great unifier. You're talking about a person who had principle. A person who was able to bring together a group of people who unified that nation despite the rough apartheid past," said Ruffin.

In South Africa, many people refer to Mandela as the "Father of the Nation." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP