ms. Gagnon Research Project
- Born 1918
- Long Time Leader of Anti-Apartheid Movement
- Fought/Protested against the minority white government
- Won ½ a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
- Shared with Frederik Willem de Klerk who released him from prison (Saunders).
- Became South Africa’s first black president in 1994
Life in prison
In 1989, F.W. de Klerk took over as president of South Africa. He did not agree with the former government’s Apartheid policies, and he began to have all Apartheid policies disbanded and removed. In 1990, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was set free by the man whom he would later share a Nobel Peace Prize with (OnThis Day).