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Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist organization and banned by the South African government.... See full bio »

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There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. See more »


Imprisoned at Robben Island Prison (1963 - 1980s). The prison is now a tourist attraction after Mandela's release. See more »


Often wore colourful batik shirts.



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