Caption: Still of Miriam Makeba and Nelson Mandela in Mama Africa (2011)
Born: July 18, 1918
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Known for: Mandela's Fight for Freedom (1995), Sing Your Song (2011), Live 8 (2005), Mandela (1996)
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist organization and banned by the South African government....