Exhibit: Nelson Mandela 2014-01-14 Library resources on Nelson Mandela are featured in the large exhibit case just outside Special Collections on the 1st floor of the library. Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the first democratically elected black president of South Africa, Mandela was instrumental in ending apartheid in South Africa and in bringing significant social and political change to the country. The library display features biographical studies of Mandela, historical examinations of South Africa and its transition away from apartheid, and a series of posters providing an overview of Mandela's life and work.