Monday, February 7, 2011

This Week in History 2-7-11


Nelson Mandela released from prison

February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid leader and later President of South Africa from 1994-1999, was released from prison after 27 years. Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1944. In 1952, he became the deputy national president of the ANC. In 1962, Mandela was convicted of sabotage along with other charges and sentenced to life in prison. He served 27 years in prison before his release on February 11, 1990.

To learn more about the Nelson Mandela please visit This Day in History at History.com.

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