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Nelson Mandela

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served 27 years in prison for “sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government,” in the course of his fight for racial equality.

Learn more about his life in the timeline below. You can also see photos of Mandela with world leaders and representations of him in art from around the globe above. Finally, take the quiz to learn more about the country that he shaped, South Africa.

South Africa

Learn more about the tumultuous history of this country.

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This young singer performed in honor of Mandela, MLK Jr.

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2 comments on “Nelson Mandela

  1. Kerry

    I just wont to say that Nelson Mandela is my hero he is a brave and strong leader that was a member of my heart I truly loved him!!!!!

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  2. Madison

    What I have to say about Nelson Mandela is that even though I am from Santa Fe I think that it is awesome to have a president who cares about you, wants to make things better if they are bad anyway.
    MAY NELSON MANDELS REST IN PEACE!!!!!
    WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

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