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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 …

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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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Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

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Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95

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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 …

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.'

In pictures: The world's media remember Nelson Mandela

Media around the world commemorate the South African anti-apartheid leader after his death on Dec. 5, 2013.

Qunu: the place where Nelson Mandela was at home

The former South African president always returned to the modest village where he grew up<p>Nature was our playground," wrote Nelson Mandela in his memoir, Long Walk to Freedom. "The hills above Qunu were dotted with large smooth rocks which we transformed into our own rollercoaster. We sat on flat …

Nelson Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn<p><b>South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.</b><p>Crowds have been …

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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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Bono: ‘The Man Who Couldn’t Cry’

Desmond Tutu on Nelson Mandela: 'Prison became a crucible'

The most fitting memorial to Nelson Mandela is to make a success of what he helped to establish, writes the archbishop and human rights activist<p>• All the latest reaction to Nelson Mandela's death<p>For 27 years, I knew Nelson Mandela by reputation only. I had seen him once, in the early 1950s, when he …

Gallery of Fame: 'Look at Me!' Art Work

This painting of the R&B singer looms over the upstairs loft of his Atlanta-area home.<p>MACY GRAY<p>Artist Noriyoshi Kudo created this outdoor fountain …


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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South Africa: crowds mourn Nelson Mandela's death and celebrate his life

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 …

Nelson Mandela's Death and South Africa's Next Great Struggle

With the anti-apartheid crusader's death on Thursday, will South Africans finally confront the stark inequalities that still plague their young democracy?<p>For our physical education classes, we were supposed to wear white. One day, my usual white T-shirt was dirty, or lost, and I raided my father's …

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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Idris Elba: 'What An Honor It Was To Step Into The Shoes Of Nelson Mandela'

Idris Elba is the most recent actor to portay Nelson Mandela, and the "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" star released a statement following the South African leader's death on Thursday at the age of 95:<p>What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, …

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> …

Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon<p>Nelson Mandelawill be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, PresidentJacob Zumatold journalists Friday.<p>The former president, who died Thursday, will be accorded a state funeral in …

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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.

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The flags on Capitol Hill fly at half staff in memory of Nelson Mandela #RememberingMandela