Nelson Mandela, 1918-
Dec 6, 2013 — President Obama ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until Monday — a symbolic gesture of a nation in mourning. It's a tradition observed by countries around the world, one that began as early as the 17th century.
Dec 6, 2013 — NPR's Gregory Warner speaks with Renee Montagne about the scene near the family home of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, where people are gathered to mourn the former president's life.
Dec 6, 2013 — Renee Montagne talks to South African musician Johnny Clegg about his relationship with Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95. Clegg says his banned 1980s song that named Mandela and became an anthem came to him one day when he woke to gunshots and wondered "who can bridge you and me, every South African."
Dec 6, 2013 — There are two speeches delivered by the late Nelson Mandela that changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.
Dec 6, 2013 — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is universally admired but there was a time when he was caught up in controversy. Steve Inskeep talks to Bill Keller, a columnist for The New York Times, about Mandela's controversial past.
Dec 6, 2013 — People around the world are paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, the activist who became an icon of equality and South Africa's first black president. He died Thursday at age 95.
Dec 6, 2013 — At home and abroad, mourners remembered Nelson Mandela as the father of South Africa. In front of his home in Johannesburg, hundreds gathered to sing in praise of the departed anti-apartheid leader.
Dec 6, 2013 — It's worth pausing to consider not only the legacy and achievements of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, but also the rich musical associations of his life.
Dec 6, 2013 — Morning Edition reports on the music that sustained Nelson Mandela and other members of the anti-apartheid movement while they were in a South African prison. Many of them were huge reggae fans.
Dec 6, 2013 — Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison in 1990. Steve Inskeep talks to Renee Montagne about her time covering South Africa in the early 1990s.