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Obama: Mandela Bent Arc of Moral Universe Toward Justice

President Barack Obama called Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, a man of fierce dignity and unbending will who transformed South Africa, and now "belongs to the ages."   The first African-American president of the United States, his own political and personal life intensely influenced by Mandela, spoke shortly after news of Mandela's death was delivered to the world. "Nelson Mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real.  He achieved...

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