(KPLR) – This past week, one of the most respected world leaders, Nelson Mandela passed away at the age 95 in South Africa. Mandela spent 27 years in prison in South Africa, before being released in 1990. Four years later he was elected the first Black President of the Republic of South Africas, after the African National Congress, negotiated the dismantling of the Apartheid, and the end of White Minority Rule.
Mandela was elected to the office of President in 1994, and served on term in office to 1999.
In Monday’s Afternoons on 11, April Simpson talks to St. Louisans whose lives were changed by Nelson Mandela, and the meetings two guest had with Mandela that they will never forget.
Amelia Hicks, Family lives in South Africa
Gentry Trotter meeting with Nelson Mandela
Chuck Alphin, Jr., Building Life Foundations Nonviolence
Final Thoughts About Nelson Mandela