Mandela’s release 30 years ago birthed a new South Africa

Posted In: News Date:Feb 11th, 2020

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Thirty years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years of imprisonment by South Africa’s apartheid regime and instantly galvanized the country, and the world, to dismantle the brutal system of racial oppression.

Raising a clenched-fist salute and striding purposefully from the gates

"speech that birthed a nation."