Journaled Volume Seven - Page 18

o On February 3rd 1865 a four hour peace conference took place

o President Lincoln and confederate vice president Alexander Stephens met at Hampton Roads, Virginia

o It was unsuccesful because the confederates wanted a ceasefire but did not want to recognize federal authority

o Thus, the civil war continued

o On February 11th 1990 Nelson Mandela, 71, was released from South African prison

o He was arrested for trying to overthrow an apartheid goverment

o He served 27 years

o He later ran for, and was elected president