Mandela, Self-Declared Yankee, Gets Plaque in Monument Park

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Mandela, Self-Declared Yankee, Gets Plaque in Monument Park
Courtesy: NY Times

During a triumphant visit by Nelson Mandela to New York in June 1990, shortly after he had been released from a South African prison, one of his most memorable stops was a rally and concert at Yankee Stadium, where he put on a team cap and jacket and proclaimed, “I am a Yankee.”

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