South African anti-apartheid leader and member of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela shown in a file photo dated 1957 posing with his wife Winnie during their wedding. (Photo credit should read OFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Zulu War, 1879 Zulu warriors with their assegai spears. assagai is a pole weapon used for throwing or hurling, usually a light spear or javelin made of wood and pointed with iron. The Zulu war was lead by Shaka Zulu.
Characters in my novel, Holding True, celebrate this event. In James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement.