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As the world shed tears over the death of Nelson Mandela at age 95, mid-Hudson leaders expressed their profound gratitude for the former South African president's unshakable heroism in the fight against apartheid and human injustice.
Helen Suping with a picture of Mandela in the background at her stall in the Shillong carnival on Friday.
A Polish court has fined a 23-year-old woman who admitted posting an invitation to an outdoor spring party on Facebook, which drew more than 20,000 people.
Mandela died peacefully at home in Johannesburg aged 95 after spending months in critical condition following treatment for a lung infection.
Nelson Mandela laughs while celebrating his 89th birthday with children at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg.
Rev. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson is the long-time local chair of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group of ministers which came to prominence under Martin Luther King Jr's leadership during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.
We tend to think of him as an old man - grey-haired and frail - if only because he was already 71 when most of us first set eyes on him as he walked free from prison in 1990.
The passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 , touched people all over the world and celebrities took to Twitter and other social media networks to honor the late activist.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela had close friendships and alliances with many Jews, but his relationship with the Jewish state was complicated.
July 18, 1918 Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule 1940 Expelled from University of Fort Hare, a leading institution for blacks, for role in a student strike with Oliver Tambo, a future African National Congress ... (more)
A TIMELINE of Nelson Mandela's remarkable life as the world mourns the loss of one of its greatest leaders.