Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95

by Rachel Baker on December 6, 2013

Here are a list of articles on the passing of Nelson Mandela. The NYTimes article is nine pages with history, with also links to a timeline and speeches.

Mr. Mandela ultimately died at home at 8:50 p.m. local time, and he will be buried according to his wishes in the village of Qunu, where he grew up. The exhumed remains of three of his children were reinterred there in early July under a court order, resolving a family squabble that had played out in the news media.

Mr. Mandela’s quest for freedom took him from the court of tribal royalty to the liberation underground to a prison rock quarry to the presidential suite of Africa’s richest country. And then, when his first term of office was up, unlike so many of the successful revolutionaries he regarded as kindred spirits, he declined a second term and cheerfully handed over power to an elected successor, the country still gnawed by crime, poverty, corruption and disease but a democracy, respected in the world and remarkably at peace.

The NYtimes Obituary Coverage

The address given by South African President Zuma on Nelson Mandela’s passing:

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

What Nelson Mandela taught us about leadership

The wisdom of Nelson Mandela: quotes from the most inspiring leader of the 20th century

Don’t Sanitize Nelson Mandela: He’s Honored Now, but Was Hated Then: If we turn the late South African leader into a nonthreatening moral icon, we’ll forget a key lesson from his life: America isn’t always a force for freedom.

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