On Sunday, before a big speech in South Africa, Obama took time to visit Mandela’s former prison cell, where the former South African leader spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term. Here, Obama peers out from Section B, prison cell No. 5, on Robben Island.
The president’s top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, tweeted this:
Robben Island tour guide (former prisoner) said prison is a state of mind. They always knew they would prevail.
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) June 30, 2013