This item is a 12" X 12",color lithograph photo of Nelson Mandela.Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner in South Africa before becoming, an a remarkable twist, the country's first black president. Nelson Mandela was a leading member of the African National Congress (ANC), which opposed South Africa's white minority government and its policy of racial separation, known as apartheid. The government outlawed the ANC in 1960. Mandela was captured and jailed in 1962, and in 1964 he was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison. He began serving the sentence as prisoner number 46664 on Robben Island, near Cape Town, but instead of disappearing from view, Mandela became a prison-bound martyr and worldwide symbol of resistance to racism. South African President F.W. de Klerk finally lifted the ban on the ANC and released Mandela in 1990. Nelson Mandela used his stature to help dismantle apartheid and form a new multi-racial democracy, and he and de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Nelson Mandela was elected the country's president in 1994. He served until 1999, when he was succeeded by his deputy Thabo Mbeki. Mandela remained a celebrated figure in South Africa and throughout the world until his death in 2013. His autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, was published in 1994. The lithograph photo has been autographed on the front by Nelson Mandela.............BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
HeadlineNelson Mandela Color Photo Signed Autograph South Africa