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Thursday July 24, 2014

Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 – Dec. 5, 2013



Nelson Mandela, beloved South African statesman,
dies at 95

The death of the former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner closes the final chapter in South Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid.

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    • 1918: Born in Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa

      The son of Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni Fanny Mandela
      is given the name Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela.

      AP Photo: A statue in Nelson Mandela Square at the Sandton City shopping centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.


    • 1944: First of three marriages

      Mandela marries Evelyn (Ntoko) Mandela in 1944. The couple divorces in 1958. Mandela next marries “Winnie” (Madikizela) Mandela (1958-1996) and Graca (Machel) Mandela (July 18, 1998 until his death).

      Reuters Photo: Nelson and Winnie in their wedding photo from 1958.


    • 1951: ANCYL Leader

      Mandela becomes president of the African National Congress Youth League.

      AP Photo: South African police beat African women with clubs after a beer hall protest as racial segregation polices troubled the nation in the 1950s.


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