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Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013

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Nelson Mandela died aged 95 on December 5, 2013 after battling a lung infection for more than three months. He was South Africa's first black president and an icon of the anti-apartheid movement. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, speeches, and remembrances.

Nelson Mandela died aged 95 on December 5, 2013 after battling a lung infection for more than three months. He was South Africa's first black president and an icon of the anti-apartheid movement. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, speeches, and remembrances.
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Nelson Mandela died aged 95 on December 5, 2013 after battling a lung infection for more than three months. He was South Africa's first black president and an icon of the anti-apartheid movement. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, speeches, and remembrances.

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Mandela's Hometown

12/13/2013
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Hear from a correspondent in Qunu, South Africa, where locals have been honoring Mandela in a quieter way. (What's News, Wall Street Journal)

Duration:00:05:00

Nelson Mandela's Life in Review

12/5/2013
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Radio New Zealand recaps Nelson Mandela's life achievements.

Duration:00:05:00

From Revolutionary to Politician

12/5/2013
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Biographer Richard Stengel, who collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography, reflects on Mandela's life and the friendship they shared (Morning Edition, NPR)

Duration:00:08:00

Nelson Mandela on his Pivotal Moment

12/4/2013
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Mandela's speech during his treason trial marked a pivotal moment when he became a worldwide symbol of the struggle for freedom and democracy. He talks about it here. (Mandela Diaries, NPR, 2008)

Duration:00:05:00

Mandela's Departure

12/4/2013
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Journalist John Matisonn talks about Nelson Mandela's unusually generous departure from power. He served one term, then retired - bucking a trend common among many well-known African leaders. (All Things Considered, NPR, 2013)

Duration:00:05:00

Nelson Mandela's Diaries

12/4/2013
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In 1963, Nelson Mandela's journals and incriminating papers were seized by South African police. Mandela was already under arrest, and those writings arguably sealed his conviction in court, and nearly got him the death penalty. But it also marked his place as one of the key political anti-apartheid thinkers and writers. (Morning Edition, NPR, 2013)

Duration:00:05:00

Former Robben Island Inmate Recalls Mandela's Discipline

12/3/2013
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Saki Macozoma served time on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela in the 1970s, and he joins Robert Siegel to remember Mandela. (All Things Considered, NPR)

Duration:00:05:00

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