Nelson Mandela and the United States Government

By OLIVIA IMANI MINGUELA GEORGAKOPOULOS, age 10 Mandela, who became president of South Africa in 1994, remained on a terrorist watch list in the United States until 2008. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons After Nelson Mandela’s death on December 5, 2013, the U.S. media...

Nelson Mandela and Apartheid South Africa

By SPENCER NEUMAN, age 10 Segregated bus lines in Apartheid South Africa in 1982. PHOTO: United Nations Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was known for fighting Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system of separating black and white South Africans. The white...

Death of Nelson Mandela

By SADIE PARKER, age 11 PHOTO: PresidenciaRD On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, 95, passed away quietly. A founding member of the African National Congress, he earned worldwide attention when he spent 27 years in prison for protesting against the brutal apartheid...

Who Am I? (September/October 2013)

By RYEN OLIVIA BABBS, age 8 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons   I was born on July 18,1918. I helped form the African National Congress Youth League in 1944. I was put in prison for 27 years for fighting the apartheid regime, a system of racial segregation imposed by law....