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 » History Modern History

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 » History Modern History

Nelson Mandela was raised as a Christian and is thought to have been a Methodist. He became the first black South African president on May 10, 1994, and served until June 14, 1999. Mandela served 27 years of a life sente... More » World View Religion
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Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. He passed away at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a tireless proponent of human and civil rights and was an active leader in the anti-apartheid movemen... More » History Modern History

Nelson Mandela is best known as South Africa's first elected president as well as for winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Prior to this, he was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement and was incarcerated by ... More » History Modern History

As a native African living in South Africa under apartheid, the government system of imposed segregation in which non-native white residents of South Africa were treated as fundamentally superior to black natives, Nelson... More » History Modern History

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 » History Modern History