Nelson Mandela dead at 95

The news of the death of former South African President and activist Nelson Mandela on Thursday brought outpouring of respect and sorrow from all over the world. The 95-year-old Mandela had been ill for some time. In his fight to help end apartheid in his country, Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years before he gained his freedom and, eventually, the nation’s top office.

Here are some links relevant to Mandela’s passing:

The Nelson Mandela Foundation announces Mandela’s death.

President Obama reacts to Mandela’s death.

Mandela’s first television interview from 1961.

A new film based on Mandela’s memoir, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has just been released, with Idris Elba in the title role. Mandela has also been portrayed onscreen by esteemed actors such as Terrence Howard in 2011’s Winnie Mandela; Clarke Peters in 2009’s Endgame;Morgan Freeman in 2009’s Invictus; Dennis Haysbert in 2007’s The Color of Freedom; Sidney Poitier in 1997’s Mandela and de Klerk; and Danny Glover in 1987’s Mandela.

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