(GlobalPost.com, 05 December 2013)

From his first television interview in 1961 to the video messages he recorded for South Africans after he retired as president, Nelson Mandela was a masterful communicator, adept at finding common ground with people even as he took tough positions on complicated issues.

First television interview (1961)

Mandela speaks at his terrorism trial (audio) (1964)

Mandela released from prison (1990)

Albertina Susulu nominates Mandela for president (1994)

(nominations begin at 4:12)

Inaugural address (1994)

Mandela meets South Africa’s Springbok rugby team (1995)

United Nations speeches (excerpts, 1990 to 1998)

Mandela announces retirement (1999)

Mandela says AIDS is a human rights issue (2008)

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