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Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) was a South African freedom fighter who became South Africa’s first democratically elected President (1994 to 1999). His leadership was fundamental in dismantling apartheid, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Before his presidency, Mandela was imprisoned for twenty-seven years (1962 to 1990) convicted of crimes such as leaving the country without a passport, and sabotage against the National Party government.

Biography: Nelson Mandela

“Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.” Visit to read the rest of this Mandela biography, to view the photo and video galleries, and peruse the quote collection.

CNN: Nelson Mandela

This CNN special edition is chock full of articles, videos, and photographs memorializing Mandela. Some unique clicks include The Pop Song that Helped Free Mandela, What America Learned From Him, Sports as Weapon Against Racism, and In Mandela’s Own Words. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela Foundation

Great content can be found in Life & Times of Nelson Mandela (including a biography, timeline, FAQ, and historical contexts) as well as under the menu items Multimedia Resources and Mini-Sites. Don’t miss the cartoons of Len Sak (who used his talents to illustrate the changing political climate of South Africa in the early 1990’s), the interactive timeline of Mandela’s life, or the selected quotes from Mandela’s By Himself book. “If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.”

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Quote of the Week

“The greatext glory in living lies not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” ~~ Nelson Mandela ~~ (b. 18 July 1918) President of South Africa. Check out www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/nelson-mandela/ for more information.

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