We will spend the remainder of the year poring through Mandelas legacy, especially with Long Walk to Freedom having just been released. But in the meantime, the memorial gives us something else to consider.
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It was the first birthday he celebrated as a free man since the 1960s. Mandela and his wife react to supporters during a visit to Brazil at the governor’s palace in Rio De Janeiro, on August 1, 1991. South African President Frederik de Klerk, right, and Mandela shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their work to secure a peaceful transition from apartheid rule. Mandela votes for the first time in his life on March 26, 1994. On April 27, 1994, a long line of people snake toward a polling station in the black township of Soweto outside of Johannesburg in the nation’s first all-race elections. Mandela in Mmabatho for an election rally on March 15, 1994. Mandela was elected president in the first open election in South African history on April 29, 1994.
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