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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and Ruth First, Defiance Campaign, 1952
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who died yesterday aged 95, seen here in 1952 during the Defiance Campaign, a joint venture with the ANC and Indian and communist groups. This campaign was one of non-violence which Mandela supported, considering it pragmatic at that time. The woman next to him is Ruth First, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and scholar.

Nelson Mandela and Ruth First, Defiance Campaign, 1952
Original B&W photo.

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