From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World
Photo: Historical Papers, U. of Witwatersrand Library
“It was at such times when I perceived the beauty of even the small, closed-in corner of the world, that I knew that some day my people and I would be free.”
-- Nelson Mandela, from “Long Walk to Freedom,” his best-selling autobiography that he began writing secretly in prison on Robben Island.
Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.
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Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95