Yesterday, the world suffered the loss of Nelson Mandela.
“Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa. He fought against apartheid, a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights. He served a good portion of his life in prison for his protests, but became a symbol for his people. Later he would become president of South Africa.”
We have displayed our biographies about Nelson Mandela through out the library.
We also have an article about the end of apartheid and suggested reading the YA Room.
Visit IVPL to learn about this remarkable man and the history of South Africa.
- RIP Nelson Mandela – Former President Of South Africa Dies, Age 95 (popdust.com)
- Nelson Mandela Dies at 95 (mashable.com)
- Nelson Mandela Passes On (nonsoosaji.wordpress.com)