South African statesman
Nobel Peace Prize 1993..
Black civil rights leader, dissident, & politician; imprisoned 1962-1990; President of African National Congress 1990– (ANC); FIRST black President (11th President) of South Africa 1994-1999; Nobel Peace Prize 1993
Through his 27 years in prison, much of it spent in a cell on Robben Island, Mandela became the most widely known figure in the struggle against apartheid. Among opponents of apartheid in South Africa and internationally, he became a cultural icon of freedom and equality.
Here are some of his famous quotes:
As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.