Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth

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Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth

Former South African President Nelson Mandela reacts after a meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building in Johannesburg, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Tourists take photos of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
The rock quarry where prisoners of Robben Island were once forced to work is seen, and the prison is where former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
A man holds up his fist in front of the statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, during celebrations outside the Drakenstein prison near Cape Town, South Africa. The prison was known in 1990 as Victor Verster Prison and is where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
The prison is seen on Robben Island, South Africa, where former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term locked up by the former apartheid government. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
A poster of Nelson Mandela is seen in front of the house of the former South African president in Qunu, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
A young girl sits outside the Mandela House Museum in the Soweto township, in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the funeral service of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela takes place in his ancestral village of Qunu. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
The farmhouse at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Liliesleaf became a center for anti-apartheid activists in the early 1960s, after the South African government heightened its brutal crackdown on anti-apartheid activists and forced the resistance movement underground. The centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela give black power salutes as they enter Soccer City stadium in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa, shortly after his release from 27 years in prison. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth

Former South African President Nelson Mandela reacts after a meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building in Johannesburg, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Tourists take photos of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
The rock quarry where prisoners of Robben Island were once forced to work is seen, and the prison is where former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term on the island locked up by the former apartheid government. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
A man holds up his fist in front of the statue of former South African President Nelson Mandela, during celebrations outside the Drakenstein prison near Cape Town, South Africa. The prison was known in 1990 as Victor Verster Prison and is where Nelson Mandela spent the last part of his imprisonment for campaigning against apartheid. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
The prison is seen on Robben Island, South Africa, where former South African president Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term locked up by the former apartheid government. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
A poster of Nelson Mandela is seen in front of the house of the former South African president in Qunu, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
A young girl sits outside the Mandela House Museum in the Soweto township, in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the funeral service of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela takes place in his ancestral village of Qunu. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
The farmhouse at Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg, South Africa. Liliesleaf became a center for anti-apartheid activists in the early 1960s, after the South African government heightened its brutal crackdown on anti-apartheid activists and forced the resistance movement underground. The centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela give black power salutes as they enter Soccer City stadium in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa, shortly after his release from 27 years in prison. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth

Tourists leave after visiting the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, South Africa, ahead of the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising. The centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth

A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela at the entrance to the Robben Island ferry departure point at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela’s birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
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