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Nelson Mandela's Release

On February 10, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in a South African prison. He had been sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting to overthrow his government as part of the African National Congress (AFM), which stood in opposition to the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies. While imprisoned he became one of the most influential black leaders of South Africa. After the apartheid policy was defeated through nonviolent struggle, Mandela became South Africa’s first black president. - From Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Earlier Event: February 9
CITIZENFIVE and Brother Theodore
Later Event: February 12
NAACP Established