From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World
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In 1976, thousands of young students marched through Soweto in protest of the government’s use of Afrikaans language in school. Police opened fire, killing several children. The “Soweto Massacre,” as it came to be known, marked a turning point in the struggle against white rule, as white and black South Africans united in opposition to the crackdown.
Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, credited with ending apartheid there, died Thursday, Dec, 5, 2013
. He was 95 years old.
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