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Nelson Mandela as a young man

A photo of Nelson Mandela in 1960, a few years before he was sent to prison. He was the leader of the African National Congress at the time. Arrested in 1962, he was convicted in 1964 and imprisoned for 27 years during Apartheid. A few years after his release, he became President of South Africa.

See our biography of Nelson Mandela