60s09. Message from Nelson Mandela

Description:

In 1961 Nelson Mandela went into hiding and then left South Africa secretly to meet leaders of independent African countries. He returned to South Africa in July 1962. Shortly afterwards he was arrested and charged with incitement to strike. The Anti-Apartheid Movement organised protests and messages of support. In this telegram he thanks the AAM and says his message is intended as ‘a very firm, warm and hearty handshake from us’.

Maker:
Anti-Apartheid Movement
Year:
1962
Format:
Press statement
Copyright:
AAM Archives Committee
Holding Institution:
AAM Archive, Bodleian Library