"The struggle is my life"
Nelson Mandela is
another freedom and peace seeker
who was influenced by Mahatma
As the leader of the ANC,
African National Congress,
activist spent nearly 27 years in
African prisons in a struggle to free his
people from the all white
Soon after his
release from prison in 1993,
Mandela was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize
and selected Time's Man
of the Year.
That same year, he was also
chosen as one of
100 most important people of the Century.
Following the Country's first
democratically free elections in 1994,
Nelson was chosen
the first black President of South Africa.
He declined to run again,
stepping down in 1999 following
the election of his long
trusted former deputy Mbeki.
In 2005, Mandela became the
Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.
Until becoming ill, Nelson the Humanitarian,
continued to travel,
speaking with World Leaders who
shared his passion
Freedom and Peace to all races.
Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013.
An excellent, in-depth work by
Walk of Nelson Mandela
A nicely done, personal and
biography on the ANC Zaire web
The recent movie "Invictus" details Mandela's determination to bring peace and
harmony to his rainbow nation through the exciting sport of Rugby: Invictus
Here is the besutiful poem that Mandela speaks of often in the film:
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
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