February 11, 2016

OURstory: Nelson Mandela Released From Prison (Feb 11, 1990)

On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He was (then) a South African political activist and member of the African National Congress.

Still active, he had been in Robben Island prison in South Africa for 27 years.

What are your thoughts on Nelson Mandela?
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Levois said...

I remember that day. It was broadcast live. I saw it on CBS at the time. Seemed like it broke into CBS' Sunday Morning.

Unknown said...

Levois - It demonstrates the power of having a strong will. The power of Nelson Mandela's will gained a worldwide following and resulted in the end of apartheid. Truly a remarkable human being...