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Category: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela and President George Bush greet the press on June 25, 1990. (Credit: Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Comes to America

As the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, take a look back at the “pop star’s welcome” he received upon first visiting the United States in 1990.

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Remembering Nelson Mandela

The South African activist and former president led the struggle against apartheid and became a global advocate for human rights.

Mandela retires

Mandela at 95: Slideshow

As the world celebrates his 95th birthday, here’s a look back at the life and legacy of the man known to his fellow South Africans and the world as “Madiba.”