From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World
Photo: Photo by Getty Images
Mandela, then dubbed "the Black Pimpernel" (after "The Scarlet Pimpernel"), was arrested for seditious activities in August of 1962. He would remain in prison for 27 years.
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.
Read the full story.