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<p>Hugh Masekela (left), musician and political activist, was among a panel who examined the role of music in South Africa's political struggle against apartheid, which was led by late human rights icon Nelson Mandela, during Howard University's "A Mandela Day" symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The event marks the day that Mandela was released from a prison on Robben Island in 1990. Masakela was to give a free concert at Howard's Cramton Auditorium later in the day.</p>

Hugh Masekela (left), musician and political activist, was among a panel who examined the role of music in South Africa's political struggle against apartheid, which was led by late human rights icon Nelson Mandela, during Howard University's "A Mandela Day" symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The event marks the day that Mandela was released from a prison on Robben Island in 1990. Masakela was to give a free concert at Howard's Cramton Auditorium later in the day.