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From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World

A free man

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A free man

At 95 years old, Nelson Mandela is known worldwide as a champion of human rights and the liberator of millions of people. Even before he was freed from prison, black South Africans called him “Tata” or “our father.”

Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.



Read more: How Nelson Mandela Survived His Years in Isolated South African Jail

Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95.