Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa to be elected in democratic elections
[“ I was not born with the hunger to be free. I was born free- free to run in the fields, free to swim in the stream that ran through my village, free to r un m yles under the stars. As long as I obeyed my father and abided by the customs of my tribe, I was not troubled by the laws of man or God. It was only when I began to realize that my boyhood freedom was an illusion, when I discovered as a young man that my freedom had already been taken from me, that I began to hunger for it. … I slowly saw that it was not just my freedom that was curtailed, but the freedom of everyone who looked like I did. That is when I joined the African National Congress, and that is when the hunger for freedom became the greater hunger for the freedom of my people . “] Nelson Mandela, a n Illustrated Autobiography
S eparated the political prisoners from the criminals.
They also separated people based on their ethnicity.
Each group received different meal plans, different items of clothing, and were treated differently.
Forbidden for most people to visit .
11 February 1990
His Life in Prison
Nobel Prize 1993 Mandela and De Klerk were international symbols of apartheid.When De Klerk assumed the p residency of South Africa in September 1989, he began to change the system of apartheid and abolish ed discriminat ion laws. On February 11, 1990, De Klerk released Mandela from prison. [They avoided starting a civil war, coming from the whites and the blacks. They kept peace between these two factions.]