Celebrating Mandela’s release from prison with funding push for statue

Brian Filling, Nelson Mandela Place 11 Feb 1990
Brian Filling, chair of the NMSMF, Nelson Mandela Place 11 Feb 1990

On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years in prison. The world celebrated, not least In Glasgow where a large crowd gathered in Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, filling the street.

Four dangerous years of negotiation then led to free elections and Mandela as President.

You can help build a statue to Nelson Mandela in Nelson Mandela Place Glasgow. Why not raise funds in the Virtual Kiltwalk? Register and https://thekiltwalk.co.uk/scotlandsvirtual choose us as your charity. Donations also welcome at bit.ly/KWMSM . Tom Hunter Foundation tops up by 50%.

This year our campaign is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nelson Mandela receiving the Freedom of the City of Glasgow, the first city in the world to award the honour; and the 35th anniversary of the naming of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow when it was still the location of the apartheid consulate.