A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

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Descendant of kings, most famous black man in history, Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela, secular saint refused to give in to hate, triumphed as national reconciliation between South Africa's races.

Nelson Mandela Anti-apartheid activist who became President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first to be elected in a fully democratic process. Mandela served 27 years in prison. Following his release in 1990, Mandela supported reconciliation and negotiation, and led the transition towards multi-racial democracy in South Africa. One of Mandela’s primary commitments in recent years has been to the fight against AIDS. He won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by Hans Gedda

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In addition to the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Nelson Mandela has received more than 250 awards, including honorary degrees from more than 50 universities worldwide. In 2001, he became the first living person to be made an honorary Canadian citizen, and he was the last person to receive the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union.

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I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.

24. Castro ausgehalten, den Kampf gegen die Apartheid und der südafrikanischen Regierung. Nelson Mandela sagte niemand ohne die Hilfe von Castro freigegeben werden konnte. Nelson Mandela gab den größten Preis für Ausländer, in den Orden der Guten Hoffnung, Fidel Castro.

South African President Nelson Mandela warmly greets Cuban leader Fidel Castro as he arrives for the opening of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Durban, on September (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

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Nelson Mandela - "Don't judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."                                                                                                                                                      Más

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