Nelson Mandela, civil rights leader, Nobel prize winner, and first South African president, has passed away at 95 after a long struggle with a lung infection. Madiba--as his supporters sometimes call him--spent his life fighting for an end to appartide and equal rights for all. After spending 30 years in prison for this fight, he went on to become president and make huge strides in making the world a better place.
President Obama's Tribute to Mandela
Mandela passed on Thursday evening, but the info is just now being released. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this international tragedy.
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