Kilmarnock cemetery April 2917
Beyonce Knowles embraced Nelson Mandela at a 2003 AIDS Benefit Concert in Cape Town.
"This sadness must translate into willpower, determination, to emulate his example of peace." Dalai Lama
Witney Houston and Madiba, after his election as President of South Africa in April 1994
With Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1990's
Children were always a societal priority for Nelson Mandela.
Miriam Makeba was one of the musicians that were inspired by Mandela.
It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world, and at peace with myself.”
"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
On Dec 5 2013, Mandela died peacefullyThursday night at 95 at his home in Johannesburg, surrounded by family.
"Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward."
"A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination..."
...But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special."
Nelson Mandela enjoying his 89th birthday celebrations at the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund in Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela pauses during an early celebration of his 90th birthday in Johannesburg on March 5, 2008.
“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people & his country he can rest in peace.”
Mr Mandela was awarded the World's Children's Prize 2005, and elected the WCP Decade Child Rights Hero 2009
December 1993: Nelson Mandela and de Klerk win the Nobel Peace Prize
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion."
SA rugby team captain, Francois Pienaar is congratulated by Mr Mandela after SA won the Rugby World Cup 1995.
Mandela & other ANC activists were freed in 1990. On Feb. 11, Nelson and Winnie Mandela march through Paarl
On June 29, 1990 Mr Mandela receives the key to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Bradley.
Nelson Mandela accompanied by his daughter Princess Zenani and The Queen standing next to him, in 1996.
"It is an ideal, which I hope to live for and to achieve...it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."
"I will never forget my friend Madiba." -Bill Clinton expresses his goodbye to his old friend.
"Madiba may no longer be with us, but his journey continues on with me and with all of us. "-Morgan Freeman
"He has certainly been my inspiration to undertake what I call an adventure of humanity." -M.J. about Madiba
"He taught us forgiveness on a grand scale." -Boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Mr Mandela's death
With his son, Madiba Thembekile.
Madiba enjoys time with two of his daughters in South Africa.
Nelson and his wife, Winnie Mandela at a rare moment together in 1960s.
"It always seems impossible until it's done."