ABHM Book Club presents Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

In conjunction with ABHM’s ongoing partnership with the Milwaukee Public Museum on the international traveling exhibit, Nelson Mandela: the Official Exhibition, we will be reading Long Walk to Freedom: the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela (1994). Due to the length of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, we will have two meetings to discuss: Parts 1 through 6 will be the focus of our June 3rd meeting and Parts 7 through 11 will be discussed on July 1st. Both meetings will take place via Zoom at 6 PM CT. You can register for the June 3rd meeting here and the July 1st meeting here.

The ABHM Book Club is free and open to all who are able to attend, although the books will need to be purchased by each participant. Please check for this month’s selection, Long Walk to Freedom, locally at Boswell Books or Niche Book Bar, at your nearest library branch where available, or anywhere books are sold.

“Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it.” –President Barack Obama 

About the Book

Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history’s greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life — an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Register for the July 1, 2021 Book Club meeting here.

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