Nelson Mandela, who rose from the shackles of apartheid to lead the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as the nation’s first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95. His life and legacy make for an amazing, inspiring narrative deserving close study and celebration. These six multimedia resources provide a good introduction to one of the seminal figures of the 20th Century.
1. Mandela: A brief New York Times retrospective
An award-winning radio series from Radio Diaries documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela, as well as those who fought with — and against — him.
A comprehensive interactive collection, including biographies, timelines, genealogies, reflections, educator resources and a huge digital archive of documents related to the late leader.
The landing page for Frontline’s biographical documentary. The site includes educator resources, a timeline, unique interviews and anecdotes.