The anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist died December 5 at the age of 95. Mandela spent his life fighting for the rights of black South Africans and oppressed people throughout the world. Learn more about the beloved political figure through librarian-recommended websites and online resources.
- Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – This archive of digitized materials related to Nelson Mandela includes photographs, videos, handwritten notes and other documents that cover his early life, time in prison, presidential years and more.
- Nobel Peace Prize - The Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk in 1993 for their “work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.” Watch videos and read more about it.
- African National Congress – Learn more about the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s political party.
Note: You will need your UAPL library card number to access these resources.
- Gale Biography in Context: Nelson Mandela - Along with a detailed biography, this resource also provides access to current news and magazine articles, encyclopedia entries and more about Nelson Mandela.
- New York Times Historical Newspapers – Enter “Nelson Mandela” in the search box to get full access to thousands of NYT articles referencing him from around 1950 to 2010.
- CultureGrams: South Africa – Learn more about the country whose people are mourning a revered statesman.