Nelson Mandela adopting a boxing pose in 1950.
Mandela, a qualified Lawyer from University College of Fort Hare and University of Witwatersrand. Photo 1944.
Mandela and wife, Winnie Madikizela in 1958 when they both walked down the aisle.
in 1961, Mandela founded Umkhonto for Sizwe, the armed wing of his political party. He was named the leader.
In 1964, Mandela and seven others were sentenced to life imprisonment for trying to overthrow the S.A government.
Photo of Mandela working in prison in 1977 on Rodden Island.
Mandela’s prison cell, 1977.
Winnie Mandela raises hand in support of Nelson at his 70th birthday concert in 1988.
Mandela walks free from prison after 27 years of staying behind bars on February 11, 1990.
Mandela and SA President F. W De Klerk hold up medals after jointly receiving Nobel peace prizes in 1993.
Long queue outside the polling station in Soweto in 1994. Mandela was declared President.
Mandela votes, in 1994.
Mandela takes the oath of office on May 10, 1994.
Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana in Capetown on March 17, 1997.
Mandela hands over office to Thabo Mbeki as President of SA on June 16, 1999.
Mandela and third wife, Graca Machel at the FIFA world cup final on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg.
Mandela and U.S first lady, Michelle Obama on June 21, 2011 at his home in Houghton, South Africa.
Mandela, center, with family members left to right-Zaziwe Manaway, Ziphokazi Manaway, Zamaswazi Dlamini, and Zamak Obiri in his hometown, Qunu, SA. Sunday July 17, 2011.
Mandela and Former U.S President Bill Clinton at his hometown Qunu, SA on Mandela’s 94th birthday eve. July 17, 2012.
Mandela’s supporter shows archived photos of Mandela on Friday June 14, 2013. Mandela was in the hospital then.
Mandela’s statue in Groot Drakenstein correctional facility. Photo taken on June 9, 2013.
some of Mandela’s quotes:
“after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”
“the greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”
“i learnt that courage is not absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear”
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