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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla Born 1918. South African president (1994-1999) and Black political leader imprisoned for nearly 30 years for his antiapartheid activities. Released in 1990, he led the African National Congress in negotiating an end to apartheid. In 1993 he shared the Nobel Peace Prize. His former wife, Winnie (born c. 1936), also played a key role as a leader of the ANC.

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  • n. South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)

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