Maya Angelou, an award-winning author and poet, and a prominent voice in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 86.
Ryan, a free man since July, spoke during a memorial service for Mandela held in Chicago.
Chicago memorial service for South African President Nelson Mandela will be Friday night at Rainbow/PUSH Headquarters.
People across the Chicago area are gathering at churches to say prayers of remembrance for former South African president and global human-rights icon and the services at a South Side church took on special meaning Sunday.
People who have been showing up to sign the condolence book for the late South African president Nelson Mandela at the Harold Washington Library have said they felt compelled to share their thoughts and memories.
About 30 people — including a local Catholic priest who was born in South Africa — took part in the hour-long vigil on Friday evening to honor Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
A Chicago professor who considered former South Africa President Nelson Mandela a friend said the loss of the equal rights icon was the death of “a president for the world.”
As they learn about the life and accomplishments of late South African President Nelson Mandela, students at an Englewood charter school will get a chance to see a new biographical film before it hits theaters later this month.
The consulate general of South Africa in Chicago is making a condolence book available after the death of Nelson Mandela.
Douglas Foster said that Mandela died what many would consider to be an ideal death: with his family at his side, and only after years of preparing the people and politicians of South Africa for his passing.
Residents of the diverse community headed home Thursday and learned about the passing of Nelson Mandela. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker talked with Thulani Magwaza, an associate pastor at St. Sabina’s Church.
Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 today, created quite a stir when he visited Chicago back in 1993. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Reaction came swiftly Thursday from the Illinois political world after the South African government announced the passing of civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, who died today, is being remembered as a humble but determined leader who became a symbol of freedom and justice for millions of South Africans and people around the world.
The international icon’s hospitalization in South Africa has drawn wide attention.