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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Brooklyn School Names Athletic Field In Honor Of Nelson Mandela

Mandela, who died in December at age 95, had visited the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant 24 years ago.

07/19/2014

Plaque honoring Nelson Mandela at Yankee Stadium's Monument Park (credit: Getty Images)

Yankees Unveil Tribute To Nelson Mandela At Monument Park

Mandela’s plaque was unveiled in a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs.

04/16/2014

Nelson Mandela at Yankee Stadium in June 1990 (Photo by Maria Bastone/AFP/Getty Images); Jackie Robinson (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson Day: Rain Pushes Back Yankees’ Mandela Tribute

The Yankees had something special in store for Jackie Robinson Day. But the weather refused to cooperate.

04/15/2014

Paintings of Snoop Dog (L) and Nelson Mandela (R) by late New York City artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that were allegedly stolen from a gallery in Brooklyn. (credit: Sean Leonard/CBS 2)

Brooklyn Gallery Owner Speaks Out About Stolen Artwork As Search For Paintings Continues

Sean Leonard said he was eager to see the suspect who allegedly stole nearly $30,000 of art work from his Williamsburg gallery, punished.

03/05/2014

The numerals "14" that will complete the 2014 display on Times Square on New Year's Eve, is unveiled in New York, Dec. 17, 2013. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Americans Hopeful For A Better Year In 2014

The poll looked at the public’s expectations for the new year and asked their opinions about the most important news stories and pop culture moments of 2013.

12/26/2013

The coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela is carried on a gun carrier for a traditional burial during his funeral in Qunu on December 15, 2013. (Credit: FELIX DLANGAMANDLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Buried In South Africa

Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute.

12/15/2013

Anti-apartheid leader and member of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela raises fist while addressing a crowd of residents from the Phola park squatter camp on September 05, 1990 in Tokoza. (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela’s Body Returns Home Ahead Of Burial

As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.

12/14/2013

President Obama next to sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial (ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela Memorial Deemed Fake

The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela’s globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.

12/11/2013

President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013.  (Photo ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

World Leaders, South Africans Honor Mandela

President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination.

12/10/2013

President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of in Johannesburg (Credit: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Takes ‘Selfie’ During Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt were snapped posing for a selfie during Mandela’s memorial.

12/10/2013

Portrait dated May 15, 1992, of African National Congress President Nelson Mandela taken during a press conference at the end of the first day of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA). (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Retrospective On Display At NY Public Library

“The Struggle For Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute,” will be on display through Dec. 21 at two locations.

12/10/2013

ANC members put up posters at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 9, 2013, in preparation for Nelson Mandela's memorial service. (credit: Getty Images)

South Africa Gears Up For Nelson Mandela Memorial

Leaders from around the world were heading to South Africa on Monday to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela.

12/09/2013

Nelson Mandela after then-NYC Mayor David Dinkins presented him with a Yankees jacket and cup during a concert and rally at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 1990. Mandela told the crowd, "Now you know who I am. I am a Yankee." (Photo by Maria Bastone/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees To Honor Nelson Mandela In Monument Park

The plaque will pay tribute to Mandela’s June 1990 visit to Yankee Stadium, the New York Times reported.

12/09/2013

Mandla Mandela, one of the grandsons of Nelson Mandela, prays during a Mass in Johannesburg on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Remembered Near And Far On National Day Of Prayer

While South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States.

12/08/2013

ANC (African National Congress) President Nelson Mandela raises his fist on November 13, 1993, during a meeting in Mpumalanga. (WALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mandela Family Releases First Statement Since Leader’s Death

In their first statement since his death, Nelson Mandela’s family says they’ve “lost a great man, a son of the soil.”

12/07/2013

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