Nelson Mandela And The Harlem Love Affair

Nelson-MandelaSouth African president Nelson Mandela saying hello to a Harlem, N.Y., crowd seen in this in June, 1990 photograph during a rally.

The photograph was taken months before the nearly 15 hours of talks on Monday, August 6 1990 between an African National Congress delegation, led by Mr. Mandela, and the South African government, led by President Frederik de Klerk.

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Sometime later, the ANC announced the immediate suspension of its nearly 30-year guerrilla war against white minority rule, after striking a deal with the government on the release of political prisoners.

ny-mandelaFifteen years later, president Nelson Mandela returned to Harlem with then mayor elect David Dinkins for a gathering at Riverside Church in west Harlem, N.Y. in 2005.

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