Revisit: Nelson Mandela released from prison

  Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became delegate national leader of the ANC, supporting peaceful … Continue reading Revisit: Nelson Mandela released from prison