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Nelson Mandela Anniversary

South Africans Mark 25th Anniversary Of Mandela's Prison Release

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela insisted that he wanted to walk out of prison, when then President F. W. de Klerk told him he would finally be fr...

South African Inmates Crochet Blankets For Mandela

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 12.04.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ahead of the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, inmates at a South African prison have been making brightly colored bl...

Maya Angelou On Mandela: 'This Is A Very Heavy Time'

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she k...

Mandela Burial Arrangements Announced

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As flags were lowered to half mast, people across South Africa commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Frida...

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Peacemaker, Dies

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MARCUS ELIASON | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa's first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner...

How Nelson Mandela Inspired Music, Movies, Poems

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertai...

A Prayer Of Thanksgiving For Nelson Mandela

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Death is not the final victory. Nothing can silence the voice of Nelson Mandela - not Robben Island, not death. His words are eternal. His voice will echo throughout time.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela Dies

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has d...

Sustained Improvement

AP | WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — The health of former South African President Nelson Mandela has improved, though he remains in critical condition, the government...

Nelson Mandela Still In Critical Condition

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition. Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, ...

Mandela Remains Critical Condition As Family Feuds

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | Black Voices

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela's grandson says he will contest a court order for him to move the remains of three family members to their origina...

South African President Cancels Trip

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

* Government update intensifies speculation over health * Too early to say if Obama trip could be changed-spokesman * We...

BREAKING: Nelson Mandela On Life Support

Posted 06.26.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela has been placed on life support, CNN reported Wednesday afternoon. The former South African president's health remained critical for...

Mandela and the Gift of Hope

Dori J. Maynard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dori J. Maynard

As we prepare to celebrate Mandela's 92nd birthday I remind myself that if Mandela could overcome 27 years of hard labor and walk out of prison poised to change the world, surely the rest of us can stay true to our goals.

Mandela, RFK and the Sacrifice of Statement

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John R. Bohrer

Long before the struggle in South Africa became fashionable in the U.S., some American leaders rallied to their side, sending forth a ripple of hope on behalf of the entire free world.

Nelson Mandela Freed 20 Years Ago: Where Were You When You Heard The News?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, we are taking a look back along with The New York Review at the books published, the ...