Black History Fact: Nelson Mandela

Black History Fact: Nelson Mandela

Mincie Richardson

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 to December 5, 2013) was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999.  A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.