Friday, December 6, 2013

Key dates in the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela - Hindustan Times

Nelson Mandela, with his wife, Winnie, walks to freedom after 27 years in prison on Feb. 11, 1990, in Cape Town. (npr)
July 18. 1918 - December 5, 2013

I was a student at University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) from 1987 - 1992, during the time of the Free South Africa, Stop Apartheid Movement.

I joined with many great student activist at the school to protest University of  Maryland's Board of Regentd investment in South Africa in support of Nelson Mandela and the ANC.
The student protest eventually won, and UMCP divested from South Africa.

- Joel Wilson

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