Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, and his birth name was Rolihlahla. He used Rolihlahla until he began school, and the teacher gave him the Christian name of Nelson. Mandela was the first person in his family to ... More »

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The Guardian reports that Nelson Mandela was 6 feet 4 inches tall. For the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" Idris Elba was chosen to portray Mandela partly because of his tall stature. More »

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. In South Africa, he is often called "Madiba," which was the name of the clan he was born into. More »

Nelson Mandela began his career as a lawyer before becoming an anti-apartheid revolutionary and serving as president of South Africa. For his social justice, human rights and anti-apartheid work, Mandela was awarded a No... More »

Nelson Mandela, arguably one of the great leaders of the 20th century, served as president of South Africa, was a notable writer, accomplished lawyer and a civil rights activist. Mandela was born in Mveso, South Africa, ... More »

Nelson Mandela was found guilty of committing sabotage against South Africa's apartheid government. He was sentenced to life in prison for the crime. More »

Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years as a result of his efforts to bring racial harmony and equality to South Africa. He began his efforts as soon as he graduated from law school and founded the first black law f... More »