The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first democratically elected president.

Dec. 5, 2013 — -- intro: Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first democratically elected president in 1994. The following videos highlight some of the memorable moments from the last quarter-century of his life.

quicklist: 1category: title: Feb. 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela Freed From Prison url: text: The emancipated South African leader speaks about a peaceful end to apartheid.

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quicklist: 2category: title: Feb. 11, 1990: Mandela's First Moments of Freedomurl: text: After more than 27 years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela walks free.

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quicklist: 3category: title: Feb. 11, 1990: Reactions to Mandela's Releaseurl: text: Nelson Mandela's hometown of Soweto, South Africa, celebrates his freedom.

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quicklist: 4category: title: Feb. 13, 1990: Mandela Speaks of Freedom url: text: Nelson Mandela's new freedom and government changes invigorate South Africans.

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quicklist: 5category: title: Feb. 15, 1990: Nelson Mandela Interviewurl: text: Nelson Mandela talks to Ted Koppel about his 27-year imprisonment.

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quicklist: 6category: title: Feb. 27, 1990: Nelson Mandela Visits Zambiaurl: text: Mandela meets with African leaders to discuss reform for South Africa.

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quicklist: 7category: title: May 2, 1994: Nelson Mandela Wins Electionurl: text: New South African President Nelson Mandela delivers acceptance speech.

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quicklist: 8category: title: May 10, 1994: Mandela Takes Oath of Officeurl: text: Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the President of South Africa.

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quicklist: 9category: title: June 1, 1999: Mandela Steps Down From Presidencyurl: text: Thabo Mbeki is voted in as South Africa's next president.

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quicklist: 10category: title: July 17, 2009: Mandela Inspires Studentsurl: text: Twelve essay contest winners journey to South Africa to meet Nelson Mandela.

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quicklist: 11category: title: Feb. 12, 2010: Transcending Apartheidurl: text: The unlikely friendship between Mandela and the man who kept him prisoner.

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quicklist: 12category: title: June 14, 2010: South Africa Transformedurl: text: The nation celebrates the World Cup 16 years after apartheid ended.

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quicklist: 13category: title: Bill Clinton on Nelson Mandela: 'He Was Fabulous to Me'url: text: 2004: The former president praises Nelson Mandela for defending him during sex scandal.

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