Celebrating Kathy | Barbara Rick

September 3, 2014 4:57 PM

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Celebrating Kathy | Barbara Rick

South Africa's freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada. "Kathy" -- as he's well known there -- turned a robust 85-years-old on August 21. Long considered a sentinel for the truth in his home country, Kathy is the premiere guide and custodian of the history of infamous Robben Island, where he and Nelson Mandela were unjustly imprisoned for 18 years.

We were introduced to Kathy on a journey to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban while documenting a special delegation from a respected activist organization, Artists for a New South Africa. Among the participants were Deborah and Carlos Santana and members of their family, Alfre Woodard and Roderick...

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