Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, South African Icon of Peaceful Resistance, Is Dead

Mr. Mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by the white minority government, only to forge a peaceful end to white rule by negotiating with his captors after his release in 1990. He led the African National Congress, long a banned liberation movement, to a resounding electoral victory in 1994, the first fully democratic election in the country’s history.


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