There have been conflicting reports about the health of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid revolutionary and South African President, Nelson Mandela. Some reports say his condition is critical while others say his condition is improving. In either case, it is a good time to learn more about the amazing life of this extraordinary individual. Here in the library we have a number of biographies of Mandela, including Long Walk to Freedom: the Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. We also have a number of videos available for you to check out. Click here to view the full catalog list.
More information is also available in our online databases, such as the Britannica Online and the History Study Center.
Finally, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has information about the man as well as his legacy and has produced the following four-part animated video of the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Each episode is about two to three minutes long.
The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela – Part 1: Childhood
The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela – Part 2: the Big City
The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela – Part 3: the Prisoner
The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela – Part 4: the Statesman