The Michigan football team has had their share of good times and moments of reflection on their trip to South Africa.
On Sunday the Wolverines traveled by ferry to Robben Island, which has a historic prison site. Former South African President Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life as an inmate in this prison before the fall of apartheid.
Another day in , another series of special memories.— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) May 5, 2019
Our morning began with a ferry ride to a World Heritage Site, Robben Island. The island is known for housing Nelson Mandela for 18 of his 27 years in prison, but has held those isolated and banished by society for centuries. pic.twitter.com/Wjis4cqC31
“A solemn moment came when each member of the program was able to step inside Mandela’s cell to reflect on his life, his impact and what it must have been like to be incarcerated there. His 10x10 foot cement cell was the fourth window in the courtyard adjacent to B-section. Inside the wing, Mandela’s cell was the fourth door on the right, cell No. 7.”
1st/2nd pic - Standing in Nelson Mandela’s cell...no more than 10x10, for 18 years, incredibly moving...his resolve/fortitude, more than a special man— Matt Dudek (@Thee_Matty_D) May 5, 2019
3rd pic - Our tour guide who was formerly a political prisoner on Robben Island, standing in his own cell with us #UbuntuBlue pic.twitter.com/F1NO6ib57B