December 6th, 2013
09:44 AM ET

10 Days of Mourning For Nelson Mandela

The South African Press Association reported that Nelson Mandela's body has been moved to a military hospital in Pretoria early this morning, reports International Correspondent Robyn Curnow.

In the final years of his life, secret plans were hammered out between the government, the military and his family. CNN has an exclusive account of how those plans will unfold over the next 10 days, culminating in a state funeral to be broadcast to millions worldwide and a very private farewell for those closest to him.

Mandela led the fight against apartheid and as the first Black president in South Africa, he was an inspiration for many, but particularly for the African American community. CNN's Don Lemon takes a look at that angle of the story:

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