Free Nelson Mandela

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News report showing the celebrations at Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from prison.

The release of ANC leader Nelson Mandela from Robbens Island Prison by the apartheid government of South Africa in February 1990, having spent 27 years in prison. Is greeted by his then wife Winnie Mandela.
From: On the Record Nelson Mandela Release Special
First broadcast : 11 February 1990

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 14-16

Subject : History

Topic : South Africa 1960-1994

Keywords : Nelson Mandela

Notes : Can use clip as an introduction to studies on Mandela, apartheid, South Africa 1960-1994 and Africa. Look at why Mandela, an ex "terrorist" leader became so revered through the world. Can compare with other ex "terrorists".

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