What is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela?

  • (noun): South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918).
    Synonyms: Mandela, Nelson Mandela

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    Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short- term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
    —Nelson Mandela (b. 1918)

    Women’s battle for financial equality has barely been joined, much less won. Society still traditionally assigns to woman the role of money-handler rather than money-maker, and our assigned specialty is far more likely to be home economics than financial economics.
    —Paula Nelson (b. 1945)