Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for armed revolutionary activities with the African National Congress

Nelson Mandela Day is here. This U.N.-backed holiday honors the political icon on his birthday each year.
Learn a bit more about one of the world's most famous activists.

Timeline: Nelson Mandela | Nelson Mandela Biography | South Africa Country Profile

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