1. Today you would be hard-pressed to find an American who does not recognize Nelson Mandela as a hero, but during the anti-apartheid movement many American Conservatives coalesced around preserving the apartheid regime. First President Ronald Reagan placed Mandela’s resistance group - African National Congress - on a terrorist list and in 1986 he vetoed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act. Chris Hayes discusses American conservative reluctance to supporting the anti-apartheid movement with author, Thomas Franks and California Rep. Maxine Waters.
2. Tonight’s installment of Bizarro Congress: Congress passes new minimum wage, Americans rejoice! Bringing Chris Hayes back to reality is Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Dorian Warren.
3. The House GOP led a seminar on how to talk to women because, apparently, they don’t know how to. Special shout out to Todd Akin and Ken Cuccinelli. Joining Chris Hayes to discuss is Jess McInstosh of Emily’s List.
4. Nelson Mandela supported and used armed struggle to achieve freedom for black South Africans. Chris Hayes will discuss the ethics of armed struggle with artist Molly Crabapple, Editorial Director at The Daily Beast, Michael Moynihan and radio personality, Esther Armah.