Nelson Mandela – He was elected the first African President of South Africa in officially ending the long tradition of apartheid there. Mandela had been jailed for 27 years for speaking out against apartheid, until it was finally abolished in
Oh, how they rejoice in Heaven To embrace this shining soul. Bright and joyful with success, That he has left the earthly world Much better than he found it. He is home from his work And is well content in his reward. Melican painting by Sara Golish.