Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013

There's so much being said in the wake of this great man's passing. Here's one curated list.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Photo credit: Nelson Mandela Foundation/SAPA

As you might expect, there’s a ton of great coverage on the passing of Nelson Mandela.  Here’s a quick roundup:

The New York Times, of course, is really comprehensive with its coverage

Billboard lists “10 Musical Tributes To The Iconic Political Figure”

Ebony Magazine offers a cool list of “15 Things You Should Know About The Mighty Nelson Mandela”

The New Yorker offers “Nelson Mandela, Hero”

Equally important–and also via The New Yorker–words from Charlayne Hunter-Gault: “Nelson Mandela, The Father”

Really digging @BlackAmazon‘s tweets on Mandela (h/t @jamilahLemieux)

NewsOne give its “Top 10 Nelson Mandela Quotes of All Time”

Britain’s The Guardian covers Mandela’s passing

An op-ed in the Electronic Intifada notes that “Nelson Mandela leaves a legacy of struggle”

The view of Mandela from South African History Online

Check out PBS’s Frontline documentary on the icon, The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela

USAToday explains why Mandela was called “Madiba”

National Geographic shows us “Nelson Mandela’s Life and Times in Photographs”


South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane on why he finds the Mandela narrative disappointing

ESPN looks at Mandela’s impact on sports with perspectives from Kevin Powell, Jemele Hill and others

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