REPORT: Obama remembers Mandela’s release from prison

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Former President Barack Obama commemorated the 30-year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on Tuesday, noting the hope he felt and the chance the event presented to build a better world.

“Thirty years on, I remember the hope we all felt watching Mandela’s release from prison,” Obama tweeted. “The gift of a new way of seeing. The chance to participate in the work of building a better world. The ultimate example of perseverance and faith for each new generation to follow.”

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Mandela was released on Feb. 11, 1990, after spending 27 years in prison for fighting against South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation.

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The Hill noted that Mandela became South Africa’s first black president, four years after his release from prison. He died during Obama’s second term in office.

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