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Nelson Mandela Release Date
Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president in 1994, following a 20-year anti-apartheid campaign. Read more about his life and legacy, and explore videos, photos and more, at Biography.com.
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Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18 each year. The day remembers Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, Umtata (now Mthatha), Transkei, South Africa. He had thirteen siblings by the same father, and two mothers. His parents were Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni Nonqaphi .
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is the son of Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Henry Mgadla Mandela, a chief and chief councillor to the paramount chief of the Thembu and a member of the Madiba clan.
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The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a popular-music concert staged on 11 June 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London, and broadcast to 67 countries and an audience of 600 million.
Nelson Mandela in traditional dress in 1950. Photograph: Apic/Getty Images His birth, into the royal house of the Thembu people, was central to the man.
"Nelson Mandela is a universal symbol of freedom and reconciliation, an icon representing the triumph of the human spirit."
Nelson Mandela, who led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, died Thursday night. He was 95. The South African president, Jacob Zuma, announced Mr. Mandela’s death ...