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Six Defining Moments from Nelson Mandela’s Life (video)

Taking his place alongside India's Mahatma Gandhi and Tibet's Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela was one of the 20th century’s most revered activists and a …

The Day Nelson Mandela Walked Out Of Prison

<i>Editor's Note: Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the day that Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered the negotiations to end apartheid. Greg Myre, the international editor of</i> NPR.org, <i>covered Mandela's release and recounts that day.</i><p>The evening before his release from 27 years in …

Watch: Nelson Mandela’s Sole Movie Performance

As would be expected for a man as distinguished and renowned as the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela had dozens of on-screen credits for …

What Nelson Mandela taught us about leadership

Nelson Mandela will be remembered not only for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality but also his fearless leadership. His guidance led a divided country into an era of racial peace and economic prosperity. The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in a public statement, acknowledged Mandela’s …

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Honoring one of the world’s greatest leaders.<p>Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the transformational civil rights leader largely responsible for the dismantling of apartheid, died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela was one of the world’s most celebrated …

Nelson Mandela: The 27 prison years

During Nelson Mandela's 27 years behind bars, he became the world's most famous political prisoner.<p>Mike Wooldridge looks back on the time he spent in jail.

Here's The Infamous 1962 Document Committing Mandela To Prison

Former South African president Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela led an incredible life, which included a 27-year incarceration.<p>This is the document that committed Mandela to prison on a sabotage conviction for a string of bombings on government buildings, perpetrated by the …

Inside The Tiny Prison Cell That Held Nelson Mandela For Nearly 20 Years

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95, after succumbing to a long battle with a lung infection.<p>He served as the first black president of South Africa and brought an end to apartheid, but his story of struggle began decades before — when he was arrested and …

Nelson Mandela: Early Life

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar Hama</b><br>Photographer — <b>Matthew Willman</b><br>Reasearch & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All …

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

A look back at the life and career of Nelson Mandela. Narrated by TIME's former managing editor, Richard Stengel

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

Larry King on Twitter: "Of all the interviews I've done Nelson Mandela ranks among the top-he was so eloquent & classy http://t.co/ZOriOUfzOz http://t.co/kPwO9QvVGl"

WATCH: Nelson Mandela’s First TV Interview

A young Nelson Mandela speaks with a reporter in his first televised interview while in hiding from the South African authorities after the 1961 …

Nelson Mandela: An Indispensable Life in Pictures

Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the village of Mviza in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. His father was a counselor to<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Eyedea …

New Yorker's Stunning Nelson Mandela Tribute Cover

The cover of the New Yorker next week will pay tribute to Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at 95, the magazine reported.<p>See the cover below:<p>The cover is entitled, “Madiba,” Mandela's tribal name, and is the artwork of author and artist Kadir Nelson. Nelson, who …

Watch Mandela's first TV interview, when he was on the run

In 1961, when Mandela was a 42-year-old African lawyer, he gave his first clandestine interview to ITN television. He’d already been arrested for his anti-apartheid work and was being hunted by police.<p>In the South African press, he was portrayed as a dangerous revolutionary. So ITN reporter Brian …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures on Flipboard

By Mike Street | Photos from around the world capturing the life of Nelson Mandela.<p>When Madiba can no longer go to the world, the world comes to …

Nelson Mandela: Timeline

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LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History

<b>Listen · 2:28</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>There were two speeches Nelson Mandela delivered that changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.<p>The first happened in 1964, when Mandela was put on trial for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the …

Five Unexpected Facts About Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's remarkable life and accomplishments are being celebrated this week and will be long remembered in the months and years ahead.<p>The …

7 Nelson Mandela Quotes You Probably Won't See In The U.S. Media

The former South African president, who died Thursday, was a revolutionary and a deep skeptic of American power.<p><b>"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care for human beings."</b><p><b>"Israel should withdraw from all the</b> …

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Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs

The civil rights leader who rose from rural, apartheid-era South Africa to become country's first black President, died Thursday.

Nelson Mandela and the Power of Forgiveness

Changing Planet<p>South Africans, and with them many the world over, are mourning the passing of the father of the all-race democracy that came to be known as the “New South Africa”. Children grueved at the loss of their favorite grandfather.<p>It has always been one of the most remarkable features of …

Anger at the Heart of Nelson Mandela’s Violent Struggle

The future president of South Africa once considered guerilla warfare and terrorism to overturn Apartheid. Imprisoned for so long, his anger mellowed.<p>…

21 Moving Local Newspaper Front Pages On The Death Of Nelson Mandela

The U.S. mourns the former South African president.<p>All front pages via the Newseum.

In Soweto, Nelson Mandela was a hero... and also a neighbor

Soweto, the largest black township in South Africa, was the nucleus in the fight against apartheid.<p>It's also the place BBC South Africa Correspondent Milton Nkosi calls home. Nkosi says Nelson Mandela embodied Soweto, and the town embodied Mandela.<p>"It represented the aspirations of many black …

The Final Fight of Nelson Mandela's Life

Six years after retiring from a political career, Nelson Mandela called a news conference in January 2005 at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, …