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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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To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. See more »


He is an honorary member of the British Labour Party. See more »


Often wore colourful batik shirts.



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