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Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

Mbhekiseni Madela gives a speech at the University's Nelson Mandela memorial service in December 2013. Madela will be at the
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...

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

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, delivers remarks at a program in Washington, D.C., in this file photo from May 16, 2005. Mandela died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
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...

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