Posted by Marco Frazier on Friday, July 27th, 2018
Nelson Mandela Visits the City of Oakland After His Release From Prison
Photo courtesy of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland Archives Department
AAMLO will like to take the time to acknowledge the birth one hundred years ago this month of former political prisoner and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. In 1963, Mandela was charged with sabotage against the South African government. He was convicted and given a life sentence in prison. On February 11, 1990, Nelson was released after spending 27 years in prison.
On June 30, 1990, Mandela came to Oakland, California and spoke to a crowd of over 58,000 people at the Oakland Coliseum. This photo comes to you from our Archives Department.