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pinkvitamin:  aieon:  “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” His defiance of white minority rule and incarceration for fighting against segregation focused the world’s attention on apartheid, the legalised racial segregation enforced by the South African government. In a nation healing from the scars…

Feb Nelson Mandelareleased from prison. Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February In Mandela,.

On his 80th birthday, July 18, 1998, Mandela married Graca Machel, the widow of former Mozambican President Samora Machel.

Nelson Mandela: A revolutionary's life

On July 18 his birthday, Mandela married Graca Machel, the widow of former Mozambican President Samora Machel.

Nelson Mandela: An Indispensable Life in Pictures Nelson Mandela, the revolutionary-turned-prisoner-turned-president who led South Africa out of apartheid and into an era of political and racial reconciliation, passed away on Dec. 5, 2013. He was 95. Read more here. (Photo: David Brauchli / AP)

Mandela salutes the crowd in Galeshewe Stadium, near Kimberley, South Africa, on February during a three-day campaign swing for the April all-race general election. Photograph by David Brauchli/AP.

"I recently found this picture on the internet so I had to share this with you . Nelson Mandela's 46664 event, South Africa, to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. Annie Lennox is a warrior for this cause, especially for preventing transfer from mothers to children, www.annielennoxsing.com. Look at my smile!!! What an honour!" - @Corinne Bailey Rae

Nelson Mandela South Africa, (to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS) w/ Miss Corinne Bailey Rae and Ms.

Look what it did for Nelson Mandela...returns to his cell on Robben Island - South Africa, 1994.

Nelson Mandela pays a return visit to his cell on Robben Island - South Africa, 1994

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