Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela remembered

Nelson Mandela in London, 2005.
UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott
Mourners from South Africa and around the world gathered today to remember Nelson Mandela, who died Dec. 5 at age 95.

Mandela, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, served as South Africa's first black president in its post-Apartheid era. He had previously been imprisoned for more than 25 years because of his political activities.

Students at Richland may not have been born yet when Mandela was released from prison in 1990, but most will recognize his name.

Full coverage of Mandela’s life, his obituary, and his public memorial service can be found at The New York Times.

Those wishing to read more about Nelson Mandela’s life have several choices from the Richland College Library.

Here are four recommended by USA Today.


Being the end of the semester, you may wonder who may check out books and for how long.

DCCCD students registered and paid for winter term and/or spring semester will be able to check out books for three weeks. Students who are only registered and paid through fall semester will have to return their library books by Thursday, Dec. 12.

Current DCCCD faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, and administrators are able to check out books for three weeks at a time.

Everyone must show a valid photo I.D. to check out books. Questions? Please ask at the circulation desk.

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