Nelson Mandela, the activist who spent many years in prison before becoming the first black South African president, died on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. He is credited with helping to end apartheid in South Afric... More » Government & Politics Foreign Laws

When Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa on May 11, 1994 he made his historic "Glory and Hope" speech. The speech was so-named because of the opening line. More »

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 »

Nelson Mandela grew up in his mother's household in the village of Qunu. Qunu is located about 20 miles south of Mvezo where Mandela was born in 1918. More »

Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1956 for treason, in 1962 for leaving the country without a passport and in 1964, Mandela was charged with sabotage while incarcerated at Pretoria Local Prison. He was sentenced to 5 years ... 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 »

Some key points in the early life of civil rights activist Nelson Mandela include the death of his father and his enrollment in the University College of Fort Hare. These events took place all before the age of 25. More » History Modern History US History