SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Many people are now reflecting on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. A Syracuse University professor is among those recalling the former South African President's contributions.
Herbert Ruffin II had the opportunity to travel to South Africa as a historian ambassador. He saw the prisons where Mandela was held for 27 years. He shares with us his thoughts on Mandela's legacy.
"A great unifier. You're talking about a person who had principle. A person who was able to bring together a group of people who unified that nation despite the rough apartheid past," said Ruffin.
In South Africa, many people refer to Mandela as the "Father of the Nation."