, the world's most famous (and, arguably, most successful) political prisoner, has died in South Africa at the age of 95.The New York Times has published Mandela's obituary
, who led the emancipation ofSouth Africa
from white minority rule and served as his country’s first black president, becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, died Thursday night. He was 95. [...] Mr. Mandela’s quest for freedom took him from the court of tribal royalty to the liberation underground to a prison rock quarry to the presidential suite of Africa’s richest country. And then, when his first ...