Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Freedom for Nelson Mandela


Leeds Postcards: Freedom for Nelson Mandela by Ken Sprague

Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist. He was active in the African National Congress (ANC) campaign against the apartheid government which led to his arrest in 1962. Mandela was convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the state, and sentenced to life imprisonment. He served over 27 years in prison. An international campaign lobbied for his release. He was released from prison in 1990 and joined negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to abolish apartheid and establish multiracial elections. In 1994, Mandela led the ANC to victory and became South Africa's first black president. He served as President from 1994 to 1999. (source: Wikipedia)
Leeds Postcards is an independent postcard press that has been publishing  postcards since 1979 which are "oppositional, activist, feminist, challenging, a voice for the oppressed, impressed, or simply pressed." I like this quote from the Leeds Postcards website: "We can't just have the internet! Postcards are Forever."




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