Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary. Standing up for the rights of black South Africans Nelson Mandela was arrested and sent to prison for life in 1964. He spent 27 years in prison before his release in 1999. He became a political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
Born: July 18, 1918 Mvezo South Africa
Died: December 5, 2013 Houghton Estate Johannesburg South Africa