This day in history, May 13th


On this day in history, 1994 May 13th, Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president.

Mandela served 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities. In 1990, he was released due to large international lobbying. His struggle and sacrifices earned him personal honours such as the Nobel Peace Prize and the Order of Lenin.

During his reign as the president, Mandela led his government to maximize effort to dismantle the legacy of the apartheid by targeting institutionalized racism.

Mandela passed away on December 5th 2013, world’s leader paid homage to South Africa and its visionary leader.

Mandela is looked up to by millions of freedom-loving men and women around the world.