On this day in History 2/11

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Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in prison on this day in 1990. South Africa’s most prominent anti-apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, is released after almost three decades of captivity. He will go on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and become the nation’s president.

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