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Nelson Mandela's Cell, 1977 (2)

1977-04-25

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

This is a photo of Mandela's cell, taken during the 25 April 1977 visit to Robben Island by the media. The person in the cell is probably a curious journalist. Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada state that the bed visible in the far right corner with two pillows, is not the bed that was in the cell in 1977. A likely explanation is that the Prison authorities reorganised the cell for the media visit.

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  • Title: Nelson Mandela's Cell, 1977 (2)
  • Date: 1977-04-25
  • Type: Photo
  • Repository: Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Reference code: 4
  • Originals location: Originals with the National Archives of South Africa
  • Immediate source of acquisition or transfer: National Archives of South Africa
  • Finding aids: Finding aid available
  • Extent and Medium: 1 black and white photograph
  • Conditions governing access: Access by permission of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
  • Collection: Robben Island Photos
  • Alternate forms available: Print and digitial copies held by NMCM

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