The Life of Nelson Mandela
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Mandela would remain in prison for a total of 27 years, 18 of which were spent in this cell on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town. He was forced to do hard labor in the quarry on the island with other prisoners.
Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, credited with ending apartheid there, died Dec. 5, 2013. He was 95 years old. Read more about his life.