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This Day In History: Remembering Nelson Mandela…

‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’ African proverb (Amadou Hampâté Bâ) En Afrique, quand un vieillard meurt, c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle.  This Day In History:  December 5, 2013  Nelson Mandela‬,  South Africa’s first black president died at the age of  95. ‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’    More about Nelson Mandela  What a legend! His spirit still lives on!  (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) Credit: Nelson Mandela...

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Remembering South African leader Nelson Mandela On His Birthday

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, Transkei. Nelson Mandela  was born on 18 July 1918, he would have been a year older today! Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He lead the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his life behind bars. He sacrificed his private life and his youth for his people, and remains South Africa’s best known and loved hero. Mandela held numerous positions in the ANC: ANCYL secretary (1948); ANCYL president (1950); ANC Transvaal president (1952); deputy national president (1952) and ANC president...

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On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison

Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela   In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid–South Africa’s institutionalized system...

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Today in history: Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black…

Magical moment! God bless his soul! On May 10 1994 Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black democratically elected President. In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid–South Africa’s institutionalized system of white supremacy and racial segregation…. Nelson Mandela personifies struggle. He lead the fight against apartheid with extraordinary vigour and resilience after spending nearly three decades of his...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela On His 2nd Death Anniversary

This Day In History:  December 5, 2013  Nelson Mandela‬,  South Africa’s first black president died at the age of  95. ‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’    More about Nelson Mandela  What a legend! His spirit still lives on!  (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) Credit: Nelson Mandela...

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