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Nelson Mandela Biography

Becoming actively involved with the antiapartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance from the South African authorities and its racist policies. In 2009, Mandela’s birthday (July 18) was declared “Mandela Day” to promote ...

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Reeva Steenkamp Biography

Produced in Cape Town, South Africa, on August 19, 1983, Reeva Steenkamp started modeling when she was in her teens. Steenkamp was shot and killed on February 14, 2013, at the Pretoria, South Africa house of her boyfriend, paralympic and Olympic sportsman Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius afterwards confessed to unintentionally shooting ...

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Joran van der Sloot Biography

Joran van der Sloot was born on August 6, 1987, to affluent parents in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands. When he was 16, he moved along with his family to Aruba, where his dad works as a judge. Van der Sloot became notorious for his participation in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama ...

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Winnie Mandela Biography

She was reelected to Parliament in 1999, but stepped down in 2003, under a new fiscal scandal. South Africa was below the system called apartheid, where citizens of native African ancestry were subjected to some severe caste system in which European descendants loved substantially higher rates of wealth, wellbeing and social ...

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Kelly Miller Biography

The minister attended Johns Hopkins University for postgraduate work, the very first black man to do this. The minister spent his teaching career at Howard University, and eventually expired at his house on the campus, in Washington, D.C., on December 29, 1939. Howard was the sixth of 10 kids. His ...

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