Remembering Nelson Mandela

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, as well as the anniversary of the birth of the revolutionary South African president, apartheid fighter, and philanthropist. Mandela passed away at 95 years old in December of 2013.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. During a break from college, Nelson Mandela ran away to Johannesburg to avoid a pre-arranged marriage. 00:46

  2. In 1956, Nelson and 150 other activists were arrested for treason. 03:04

  3. In 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa at the age of 75. 05:23

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Written by Curiosity Staff July 18, 2014