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Michigan football visits Nelson Mandela’s prison cell

The Michigan football visited a historic prison on Sunday

2010 Soccer World Cup Press conference Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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.

Per UM:

“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.”