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Nelson Mandela's companions on the long walk to freedom

Surrounding Nelson Mandela on his long and arduous journey was a cast of characters of all colours and motivations<p>In the last dark days of apartheid Nelson Mandela was the name that became known to people across the world. But around him was a cast of characters of all colours and motivations: …

How Prison Changed Nelson Mandela

Former TIME Managing Editor Rick Stengel talks about the time he spent working with Mandela on his autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom.'

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 …

Nelson Mandela As Portrayed In Movies, From Danny Glover To Idris Elba

The news of Nelson Mandela's death at age 95 has prompted tributes devoted to every aspect of the former South African president's life. Like most major news events, popular culture is not excluded. The past several years have seen a throng of movies that brought Mandela's story to both the big and …

Mandela’s legacy: A moral beacon that continues to shine

He knew it could be his last chance to exercise the democratic rights that he had pursued for his entire life. Too frail to leave his house, Nelson Mandela had the ballot box brought to him.<p>It was only a municipal election, and most South Africans had seemed indifferent to it. Yet the image of the …

Nelson Mandela's Most Inspirational Quotes

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 today, spent much of his life fighting the injustices of apartheid.<p>After …

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12 Little-Known Facts That Show the True Greatness of Mandela

<b>1. He's responsible</b> for this incredible story, told to PBS by his former lawyer George Bizos.<p>"As a matter of practice, the warders offered tea and sandwiches to lawyers that went there. Beautifully served. Usually they would bring a teapot and a little tray cloth from their home, judging by the …

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Nelson Mandela: Timeline

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LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History

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 state. The second is the speech Mandela …

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 …

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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 …

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How Mandela Expanded The Art Of The Possible

When I was coming of age in the late 1970s, as an African-American high-schooler and college student, I had two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in my lifetime.<p>So much for my youthful powers of …

Mandela's jail warden tells how a man he saw as a terrorist became a 'brother'

Jack Swart met the key figures who defined the apartheid era and cooked for Mandela during his final years in prison<p>In a worn album he keeps in a dark wooden cabinet, Jack Swart, a former prison warden, has photos of himself shaking hands with two men who defined modern South Africa. In one is …

Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. He was 95.<p>President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.<p>From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African …