Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period.
More than 1,000 First A.M.E. church members paid their respects at the morning service, where Bishop T. Larry Kirkland spoke.
A guerrilla street artist is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by recruiting volunteers to place posters of the late South African leader around Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times Deputy Managing Editor Scott Kraft described the historic day Mandela walked out of prison, and what it was like to be there.
As news of Nelson Mandela’s death swept the world it got many Southland residents remembering a historic trip he made here in 1990, shortly after he was released from prison.
In 1986, UCLA students, moved by the late South African leader’s fight for racial equality, protested the university’s investments and companies with business ties to the country.
Nelson Mandela, who battled apartheid in South Africa before becoming its first democratic leader, died at his home in South Africa.