Nelson Mandela: The Man Called Madiba
It is a day to remember and celebrate Mandela’s contributions to freedom.
Mandela’s inauguration as president of South Africa in 1994 was historic for many reasons. He was the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He also was his country’s first Black president and, at 75, its oldest president to hold office.
Finally, his inauguration united the largest number of heads of state since U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963.