25. Nelson Mandela Started Attending Meetings of the African National Congress
Nelson Mandela could have decided that the realities of apartheid were too much for him and that urban filth was far too overwhelming, and returned to his life out in the country, among his fellow Xhosa people. However, he remained in Johannesburg and began attending meetings of the African National Congress. He had befriended members and, at the meetings, was impressed that people from so many diverse backgrounds – American, European, African – could meet together as equals.