A young boy honors Mandela in front of a placard in Pretoria, South Africa. The boy, part of Maitibolo Cultural Dance Troupe, came to perform for Mandela's supporters who visited him after he was admitted to the hospital for a recurring lung infection.
Mandela Voting: Despite the kind tributes, it should never be forgotten that the conservative movement took great pains to condemn Mandela and the African National Congress, doing all they could to undermine the economic boycott of South Africa and the anti-apartheid movement. President Reagan, who placed the ANC on the U.S. terror list in the 1980s (a designation that wasn't removed until 2008), labeled the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 as "immoral" and "utterly repugnant."
Mandela Votes for the First Time - On the 27th of April, 1994, all South Africans were allowed to vote for their national leaders. Nelson Mandela became the country's president after that historic event.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was an American clergyman, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.