Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed away Thursday night in his Johannesburg home, at the age of 95.
Mandela spent 27 years in a South African jail, until he was freed in 1990. He served as president of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997.
In 1994, Mandela became the first black president of South Africa serving until 1999, and was an anti-apartheid icon.
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