Plaque of South Africa's first black president unveiled in Monument Park
'Mandela showed us the power of action; of taking risks on behalf of our ideals'
New Yorkers leave candles, flowers and tributes in memory of civil rights icon
Hundreds of school children take part in ceremony to honor former South African president
Civil rights leader first visited NYC after release from prison
Academy will be located inside the Boys and Girls High School
Dr. Grant Saff, who once lived in South Africa, says 'Madiba's' global effect was bigger than kings
U.S. Ambassador for S. African Consulate: 'It's a loss, not only to S. Africa, but to the international community'
James Garner visited S. Africa in the 90s
NYC Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Today we lost one of the most transformative and influential figures in modern history’
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