Perhaps no world leader in recent time has served as a symbol for his country and cause than Nelson Mandela. We honor his life and legacy by sharing some of our materials related to his impact on the world.
“I have done my duty to my People and South Africa,” pamphlet by Nelson Mandela, 1962. Leroy T. Walker Africa News Service Archive
South African provincial election ballots, 1994. Nelson Mandela is listed as the candidate for the African National Congress.
“Nelson Mandela’s Address to the US Congress,” article June 1990. Leroy T. Walker Africa News Service Archive.
“Mandela Comes Home,” Time Magazine, Feb. 1990. Leroy T. Walker Africa News Service Archive.
Post contributed by John Gartrell, director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.
Dispatches from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University