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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, tour Robben Island with Ahmed Kathrada, who was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in South Africa. (Evan Vucci/AP)
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, tour Robben Island with Ahmed Kathrada, who was imprisoned with Nelson Mandela, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in South Africa. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada spent almost 27 years in prison with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island. Earlier this year, he gave President and Michelle Obama a tour of his former prison.

Here & Now's Robin Young spoke to Kathrada in July. Today we present an excerpt of that conversation.

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This segment aired on December 6, 2013.

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