Free Nelson Mandela

Free Nelson Mandela

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United Kingdom
1980s?
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Language: English
Button used in the campaign to free African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela. In 1964 Mandela and seven other ANC leaders were convicted of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial and sentenced to life imprisonment. Mandela was released on February 11, 1990, after more than 27 years in prison. Apartheid came to an end in 1994 with the first non-racial election, in which Mandela was elected President. This button may have been produced in the United Kingdom.
Collection: International Institute of Social History