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10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Nelson Mandela [INFOGRAPHIC]

THINGS YOU DIB 10 NOT KNOW ABOUT NELSON MANDELA Mandela has received more than 250 awards for his accomplishments Among these awards is the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with F.W. de Klerk. Additionally, Mandela received more than 50 honorary degrees from universities worldwide, became the first honorary Canadian citizen in 2001, and received the last Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union. Mandela was a boxing fan and loved long distance running In his youth, Mandela enjoyed sport. Even in his 27 years in prison he would exercise every morning. Among his memorabilia is a world championship belt given to him by boxer Sugar Ray Leonard 3 Mandela forgot his glasses in prison when released in 1990 Mandela was released from prison on 1st February 1990, On this day he was taken to the centre of Cape Town to address a huge crowd waiting for their hero. When he pulled out his speech he realised he had forgotten his glasses and had to borrow Winnie Mandela's 4 Mandela was expelled from university after less than a year After finishing boarding school, Mandela headed to Fort Hare Missionary College. Less than 12 months later, he was expelled from college for political activism TAATAR Stevie Wonder dedicated his 1985 Oscar for "I Just Called to Say I Love You" to Mandela After Stevie accepted his award in honor of Nelson Mandela, the government-owned South African Broadcasting Corporation banned Stevie's music from the air. It was not until Mandela was elected in 1994 that Stevie was finally allowed back in South Africa. Mandela was on a US terror watch list until 2008 Prior to that, along with other former ANC leaders, Mandela was only able to visit the US with special permission from the Secretary of State, because the ANC had been designated a terrorist organisation by South Africa's former apartheid government. Mandela was a master of disguise Forced to go underground to evade the police, Mandela disguised himself as a chauffeur, a chef and garden boy. "I would wear the blue overalls of the fieldworker and often wore round, rimless glasses known as Mazzawati teaglasses. I had a car and I wore a chauffeur's cap with my overalls...chauffeur was convenient because I could travel under the pretext of driving my master's car," he wrote in Long Walk to Freedom. 8. The United Nations decreed his birthday as Mandela Day In 2009, the U.N. declared Mandela's birthday, July 18, as Mandela Day to mark his contribution to world freedom. The holiday calls on individuals to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, reflecting the 67 years that Mandela had been a part of the anti-apartheid movement Mandela spent his first night after being freed from prison in Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's home Tutu had his helpers prepare his own favorite meal of chicken curry, rice and green salad, followed by rum raisin ice cream and custard. When sent to Robben Island, Mandela 1o was initially a 'Class D' prisoner who was only allowed one visit and two letters a year Robben Island prison was designated for political prisoners and was known for its harsh treatment. Mandela later became a 'class A' prisoner who were allowed to receive 52 letters a year Sources about-nelson-mandela/ INTRICATE BBC News - Nelson Mandela: Six things you didn't know

10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Nelson Mandela [INFOGRAPHIC]

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