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Mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela


TO:  The Trinity Community


As we mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, and celebrate his life, his transformative leadership and his enduring legacy, please take a few minutes to listen to Trinity graduate Amy Costello ’92, who chronicles this great leader’s remarkable life and the ways in which he changed a nation – and the world. Her radio segment was on PRI’s “The World” last night – broadcast nationally by NPR and globally.


Listen to Amy/read the transcript at:


In her tribute to Nelson Mandela – “liberation leader, political prisoner, president, and global icon for peace” – Amy Costello ’92 features audio clips of some of his defining speeches.


Amy Costello is a former Africa correspondent for PRI’s “The World.” She now hosts Tiny Spark, a podcast that investigates the business of doing good. After she graduated from Trinity, she earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She presented the Sower’s Seed Lecture at Trinity in 2007; in her remarks, she reflected on how she uses the power of radio and journalism to shed light on serious problems affecting people around the world. In 2006, when she was a journalist based in South Africa, she was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Feature in a News Magazine. Her news feature, “Sudan: The Quick and the Terrible,” was broadcast on FRONTLINE/World on PBS.


~ Ann Pauley

Vice President for Advancement/Media Relations


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