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B821468169Z_1_20131206011122_000_GHR14MRTB_2_Contenthttp://www.therecord.com/news-story/4258019-nelson-mandela-led-south-africa-to-democracy/

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness.

South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.

~Preston Byrd