We are excited to collaborate with South Africa-based brand 466/64 in honor of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Shop our collection to help support Gap’s $100,000 contribution to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust. With your help, we hope to further Mandela’s mission of creating a better world for all who live in it.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela. An activist from an early age. Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies. Mandela made it through 27 years of prison .