FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2005, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, is in a jovial mood at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where he met with the winner and runner-up of the local "Idols" competition. South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
Free Nelson Mandela: Anatomy of a popular movement in world culture
By Jason Fields
| Digital First Media
First Published Dec 06 2013 09:21 am • 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.
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