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Free Nelson Mandela: Anatomy of a popular movement in world culture

First Published Dec 06 2013 09:21AM      Last Updated Dec 06 2013 09:21 am

The apartheid government of South Africa threw Nelson Mandela into prison in 1962 after a show trial. He was sent to a prison on Robben Island, along with other members of the African National Congress, where he was expected to languish. Instead, knowledge of his plight simmered, fueled by his correspondence with leading figures around the world.

Free Nelson Mandela: The anatomy of a popular movement in American and world culture

The apartheid government of South Africa threw Nelson Mandela into prison in 1962 after a show trial. He was sent to a prison on Robben Island, along with other members of the African National Congress, where he was expected to languish. Instead, knowledge of his plight simmered, fueled by his correspondence with leading figures around the world.In 1984, a fire broke out.The Special AKA, a British band, released "Nelson Mandela," in 1984, and it became a worldwide hit. It brought ...

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