Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

From Prisoner to President: The World-Changing Work of Nelson Mandela

By Felix Kessler. Images Edited By Bloomberg Photos. - 2013-12-05T23:27:21Z

Photograph by Walter Dhladhla/AFP via Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
6 of 19

 

In 1961, Mandela founded the African National Congress's armed wing, transforming a movement that had drawn inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s peaceful resistance in India to one that used bombs. On his release from prison in 1990, he persuaded the ANC to renounce violence in favor of talks. Denounced by former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a “terrorist” in the 1980s, Mandela became a statesman who visited Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and counted former U.S. President Bill Clinton as a personal friend.

Left, Queen Elizabeth II and Mandela walk from his office to Parliament, in Cape Town, on March 20, 1995.

Advertisement