The most prominent leader in the struggle of South African blacks against apartheid. Mandela joined the radical African National Congress (ANC) in the 1940s, and in the 1960s he was sentenced to life imprisonment for sabotage and conspiracy by the white minority government of South Africa. Even in prison he remained the acknowledged leader of the ANC. In 1990, the white government released him from jail as part of a series of moves to reach a compromise with the blacks. After his release, Mandela was elected South Africa's president in the nation's first all-race elections. In 1993, he was a cowinner of the Nobel Prize for peace.
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Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler—these names come readily to mind when we think of heroes of conscience.
At one point, Turness suggested that Gregory have a live band close out the show to commemorate the death of Nelson Mandela.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was quite specifically talking about the comparison between playing Heimdall on one day, and playing Mandela on the next.
The song “You Give Me Love” came from both playing Mandela, and my positive feelings about the country.
But the producer of the film took the clips to him since he was very close to Mandela.
Who was the second, who has attained such notoriety in connexion with Nelson's name; and when and where were they married?
Messrs. Thomas Nelson and Sons have generously co-operated in permitting the use of the best translation.His Last Week|William E. Barton
The lectern, as the pulpit-stand in English churches is called, was fashioned of oak taken from Nelson's flagship, the Victory.
The father is buried in the churchyard and a memorial to Nelson has been erected in the church.
Betty drew a low chair over beside her mother, and, sitting down, took Mrs. Nelson's hand in both her own.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope