Long Walk to Freedom

Zindzi Mandela, center, the daughter of Nelson Mandela arrives to attend the UK premiere of the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at a cinema in London, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.  South African President Jacob Zuma announced later Thursday that former President Nelson Mandela has died aged 95, Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."  In the movie Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Mandela daughters ask that film’s premiere go on

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and others attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death Thursday night as the closing credits rolled. The news broke during the […]

12/05/2013

In this Dec. 7, 2005, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 87, is in a jovial mood at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where he met with the winner and runner-up of the local "Idols" competition. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

Mandela in his own words

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic […]

12/05/2013

This  July 11, 2013 photo shows a detail of a painting of Nelson Mandela which has been in Klerksdorp prison since it was made in 2011 by a prisoner named Renato Booysen, who was later released, after being donated by the prison authorities to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Mandela inspired music, movies, poems

NEW YORK (AP) — Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was […]

12/05/2013

A guest looks at photographs of and writings by former president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Johannesburg, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South African archivists study Mandela missives

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Most of Nelson Mandela’s handwriting is neat, but it harbors a few mysteries. Archivists sometimes struggle to decipher words in the vast body of documents that Mandela penned, and he often jotted […]

11/18/2013

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Idris Elba, as Nelson Mandela, left, and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela in a scene from "Mandela: Long walk to Freedom. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Keith Bernstein)

‘Mandela’ to screen for Obama at White House

  NEW YORK (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. […]

11/04/2013