On this day…in 1990

The leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, 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 … [Read the full story]