South African black civil rights leader, anti-apartheid dissident, and politician
imprisoned 1962-1990 for anti-apartheid activism
president of African National Congress 1990-1997 (ANC)
president of South Africa 1994-1999 (1st black president, 1st generally elected president)
Nobel Prize in Peace 1993
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- "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
- "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."