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Item # 557926
March 30, 1961
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, March 30, 1961
* Nelson Mandela
* Acquittal of treason
* Pretoria South Africa
This 60 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "28 AFRICANS FREE IN TREASON TRIAL" and "Judge in Pretoria Fins No Evidence of red Influence--Case Began in 1956".
Although Nelson Mandela is not mentioned here in the article, he was one of the 28 acquitted.
Other news of the day throughout. Good condition.
wikipedia notes: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (IPA: [xoˈliɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; born 18 July 1918 in Transkei, South Africa) is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, in office from 1994–99. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of the African National Congress's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid. In accordance with his conviction, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. He is currently a celebrated elder statesman who continues to voice his opinion on topical issues. In South Africa he is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of Mandela's clan. The title has come to be synonymous with Nelson Mandela.
Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela supported reconciliation and negotiation, and helped lead the transition towards multi-racial democracy in South Africa. Since the end of apartheid, many have frequently praised Mandela, including former opponents. Mandela has received more than one hundred awards over four decades, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.