Nelson Mandela

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In The Words of Mandela: Top 10 Quotes

Since his death, images of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring life moments have been shared across social media: the moment he walked hand-in-hand with Winnie after being released from prison;  when he was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president, his celebration with celebrities at a 46664 concert. Many around [...]

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Where Millions Went to Pay Tribute #RIPNelsonMandela

As news of the passing of Nelson Mandela broke, social media sites from Twitter to Instagram were quickly abuzz with people from all over the world going online to spread the news and share their condolences. On Twitter, more than 90,000 tweets were generated per minute from users across the globe, and the [...]

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Touching Tributes To Nelson Mandela [PICTURES]

School children in Ahmedabad, India, lit candles and held up pictures of Nelson Mandela during a prayer ceremony in his honor. The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, display a special message to commemorate Nelson Mandela. [...]

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Nelson Mandela, World Icon, Dies at 95

Nelson MandelaPhoto credit: Flickr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died. Surrounded by close family members, the 95-year old succumbed to a recurring lung infection at home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former South African president had been receiving treatment for the infection at his home after spending close to three [...]

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Obama on Mandela: “He’s a personal hero”

U.S. President Barack Obama was greeted by the joyous sound of drums when he arrived for a meeting with Senegal’s President Macky Sall today.  Despite the positive bilateral talks and euphoric welcome to the continent laid out by the West African nation,  the condition of ailing former statesman Nelson Mandela [...]

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Nelson Mandela’s Wife Says “Thank You!”

As Nelson Mandela prepares to spend his second week in hospital, his wife Graça Machel has thanked all those around the globe who have sent messages of support for the former president. Mandela was hospitalised on June 8 for a recurring lung infection, a condition blamed on years of exposure [...]

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Youth Day: Remembering Soweto ’76

It has been nearly 40 years since thousands of students gathered on the streets of Soweto in South Africa to protest against Afrikaans being the language of instruction used in schools. The June 16 event, known as the “Soweto Uprising,” is now commemorated annually as National Youth Day. As the [...]

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Celebrating Nelson Mandela′s 94th Birthday

On July 18, 2012, Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday will be celebrated around the world by admirers and contemporaries. We celebrate his birthday by taking a look back on his legendary life, from his early school years through his years on Robben Island, from his heralded release through his successful career [...]

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The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project: Now Live

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is committed to keeping the works and history of the former president of South Africa alive for generations to study and remember, as a means to remember and to memorialize the atrocities of what he suffered—and what black South Africans suffered as a whole—during the era [...]

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Myth and Mandela

One sunny afternoon while visiting Cape Town, I took the ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years incarcerated for activism against apartheid. Robben Island PrisonYardPhoto credit: Rebecca Reynolds When the bus disgorged us at the prison’s entry gate, razor wire still topped [...]

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