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  • South Africa after Mandela

    South Africa after Mandela
    Nelson Mandela was one of the towering figures of the 20th century. Like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas K. Gandhi, he was revered around the globe for his vision and courage, and for the enormous personal sacrifices he made to right the wrongs that...
  • Obama: Mandela 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'

    Obama: Mandela 'achieved more than could be expected of any man'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Thursday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, saying the former freedom fighter and barrier-breaking president “transformed South Africa and moved all of us.” "He achieved more than could be expected of any man....
  • Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • California leaders remember and mourn Mandela

    California leaders remember and mourn Mandela
    SACRAMENTO -- California politicians on Thursday mourned the death of Nelson Mandela, the iconic South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid. “Nelson Mandela fought heroically for freedom and a truly democratic society," Gov. Jerry...
  • Mourners in Washington place tributes at Nelson Mandela statue

    Mourners in Washington place tributes at Nelson Mandela statue
    WASHINGTON -- At the South African Embassy in Washington, mourners left bouquets of roses in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela that was unveiled in honor of the revered civil rights champion just three months ago.  Although the statue was shielded...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts

    Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts
    Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him. The theater served as a mirror to Mandela,...
  • Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration

    Capitol Hill lawmakers call Nelson Mandela's life an inspiration
    WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
  • World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'

    World mourns Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'greatest son'
    World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide. "We've lost our...
  • Zuma urges South Africans to realize Nelson Mandela's vision of unity

    Zuma urges South Africans to realize Nelson Mandela's vision of unity
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – President Jacob Zuma appealed to fellow South Africans to live up to Nelson Mandela’s ideals and realize his vision of a united country as he announced the death Thursday of the country’s beloved former...
  • Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for liberty

     Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for liberty
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dressed in black against a twilight-blue background, a somber South African President Jacob Zuma appeared on television to give his countrymen the news they had long dreaded. "My fellow South Africans," he intoned....
  • Candles, singing, dancing and memories outside Nelson Mandela's home

    Candles, singing, dancing and memories outside Nelson Mandela's home
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Some came in what they were wearing when they heard that Nelson Mandela had died -- their pajamas. Some draped themselves in South African flags. Others brought candles, flowers and pictures of him. Hundreds of people...