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Prison Break  	On February 11, 1990, Mandela was freed from prison after serving 27 years behind bars in Victor-Verster Prison in Paarl, near Cape Town. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for treason, so the release came as a surprise. Few can forget the image of him walking hand-in-hand with his then-wife, Winnie, into the surrounding pack of overjoyed supporters.  He later addressed a crowd of 50,000 people on the balcony of Cape Town’s City Hall. "Our struggle has reached a decisive moment. Our march to freedom is irreversible,” Mandela said.

Top 10 at 10: 10 Ways Nelson Mandela Changed History

10 memorable moments from the revered political leader's life

BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 ways the South African revolutionary changed history.

By Janel Martinez

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