In 1962, Nelson Mandela was convicted by the South African government on charges of inciting public strikes and leaving the country without permission. He was sentenced to five years in prison. More »

Nelson Mandela served a total of 27 years in prison, but his entire sentence was served in three different prisons. Mandela began serving his sentence in Robben Island before being transferred twice to both Pollsmoor Pri... More »

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Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years as a result of his efforts to bring racial harmony and equality to South Africa. He began his efforts as soon as he graduated from law school and founded the first black law f... More »

Nelson Mandela was released from prison because of internal and external political pressures that encouraged the South African government to end apartheid. In an effort to gain international favor and appease opposing fo... More »

As a native African living in South Africa under apartheid, the government system of imposed segregation in which non-native white residents of South Africa were treated as fundamentally superior to black natives, Nelson... More »

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Nelson Mandela served a total of 27 years in prison, but his entire sentence was served in three different prisons. Mandela began serving his sentence in Robben Island before being transferred twice to both Pollsmoor Pri... More »

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Nelson Mandela was originally sentenced to 5 years for incitement and leaving the country without a passport. Mandela ended up serving 27 years after receiving a life sentence for sabotage. More »

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