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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

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. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, Mandela's birthday (July 18) was declared "Mandela Day" to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95." 

"Nelson Mandela." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Dec 09 2013, 10:11

Nelson Mandela - Legacy | TV-14 (2 min VIDEO)

After being in prison for more than 25 years, Nelson Mandela was released and became the first black President of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela: Champion of Freedom | TV-PG (7 min VIDEO)

After 27 years in prison Nelson Mandela was freed in 1990 and negotiated the end of apartheid in South Africa bringing peace to a racially divided country and leading the fight for human rights around the world.

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Web Resources

18 July Nelson Mandela International Day
Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

Nelson Mandela’s Extraordinary Life: An Interactive Timeline
An interactive timeline of Nelson Mandela's life.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation
Delivers an integrated, dynamic and trusted resource on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and promotes his vision and work by convening dialogues and creating platforms for engagement around critical issues to promote social justice and drive positive change. The Foundation’s mandate is to relevantly and tangibly use memory and dialogue to inform, develop and define.

Mandela: An Audio History
Mandela's journey from freedom fighter to president capped a dramatic half-century-long struggle against white rule and the institution of apartheid. This five-part series, originally produced in 2004, marked the 10th anniversary of South Africa's first free election.


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