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Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

April 23, 2014

For South Africans, 2014 marks 20 years since the general elections of 1994 that elected the late Nelson Mandela to office. As an anti-apartheid revolutionary, Mandela sought to bring human rights to all South Africans, regardless of color. On Wednesday, Mandela’s efforts will be celebrated at the Kr...

‘We’ve lost our greatest son’: Mandela dies at 95

‘We’ve lost our greatest son’: Mandela dies at 95

By Andrew Maykuth

December 6, 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, an extraordinary moral authority who became South Africa's first black president and inspired the peaceful transfer of power in the harshly segregated nation, has died. South African President Jacob Zuma, who made the announcement, said: "We've lost our greatest son." Mr. Mandela, 9...