Today in History: Nelson Mandela walked out of prison a free man after 27 years

February 11, 2013 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 
 
Jürgen Schadeberg: Nelson Mandela in his cell during a re-visit, Robben Island, 1994

On Feb 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist walked out of prison a free man after 27 years behind bars.

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