Freedom Fighter Winnie Mandela Dies At 81
… well known in the Western world. She organized local clinics, campaigned actively for equal rights and was promoted by the ANC as a symbol of their struggle against apartheid.
In 1985, Mrs. Mandela won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award along with fellow activists Allan Boesak and Beyers Naudé for their human rights work in South Africa. The Award is given annually by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to an individual or group whose courageous activism is at the heart of the human rights movement and in the spirit of Robert F. Kennedy’s vision and legacy. She received a Candace Award for Distinguished Service from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1988.[