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

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

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quicklist: 4 category: 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: 5 category: title: Feb. 15, 1990: Nelson Mandela Interview url: text: Nelson Mandela talks to Ted Koppel about his 27-year imprisonment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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quicklist: 13 category: 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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