17 Things You Didn’t Know About Nelson Mandela

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Written by Keren Mikva

Most people knew Nelson Mandela as the first black president of South Africa, a man who became a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement, and one who gave up nearly 30 years of his life in prison. He remains a hero to South Africans as well as to the international community, and will continually represent the struggle for freedom. But it’s easy to forget that even legends are human. Here are 17 things you probably didn’t know about Nelson Mandela.

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