Posted by: nancycurteman | February 12, 2010

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist, had a residence in Soweto Township outside Johannesburg, but he lived in prison for 27 years. He spent eighteen of those years in the prison on Robben Island in Table Bay, seven kilometers off the coast of Cape town. He lived in a cell the size of a large closet where he slept on the floor. Today the world celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his release from prison. Mandela went on to become the first South-African president to be elected in a democratic election. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

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