|Young Nelson Mandela. This photo dates from 1937. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
In the U.S. Congress, lawmakers were ready to show their opposition to the South African regime with the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, a bill that called for tough sanctions and travel restrictions on the nation and its leaders, and for the repeal of apartheid laws and release of political prisoners like Mandela, then leader of the African National Congress (ANC). Huffingtonpost...
- Nelson Mandela Was On The U.S. Terrorist Watch List Until 2008
- WASHINGTON: In Ronald Reagan era, Mandela was branded a terrorist | World | McClatchy DC
The Reagan administration invited senior South African security officials to the United States, violating a U.N. arms embargo, and the United States vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have imposed economic sanctions on Pretoria.
Reagan also had Mandela placed on the U.S. international terrorist list, where the anti-apartheid leader remained until 2008.