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Nelson Mandela legacy includes lasting mark on pop culture - TODAY.com

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at 95, was represented in the pop-culture and entertainment world in numerous ways, from movies about his life to fictional “Cosby Show” grandchildren being named for him. Here’s a look at how his strong presence influenced the world of …

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 …

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

“We’ve lost our greatest son,” South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma said<p>Nelson Mandela has died at 95, South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, announced on Thursday.<p>"We've lost our greatest son," Zuma said of Mandela, who fought to end apartheid and then became the first elected president of …

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 remembered: revolutionary, statesman, politician

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It took 22 years for a generation to see this picture of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s image is now ubiquitous. But after his imprisonment in 1964, it was illegal to photograph or republish a photo of the political prisoner in South Africa. Thus, a generation of apartheid South Africans grew up without Mandela—or at least all the photos of him flashing before us now …

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 …

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Obama Expected To Travel To South Africa For Nelson Mandela Funeral

President Barack Obama will likely travel to South Africa to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a White House official told ABC News on Thursday.<p><i>More from the Associated Press:</i><p>Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama …