DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Members of Michigan's congressional delegation are praising ex-South African South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at his home at age 95.
Mandela left prison to lead his nation's transition from white minority role to democracy. He died Thursday.
Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Dearborn says Mandela "stood defiant in the face of inequality, put his life and livelihood on the line for a cause he knew was true and just, and left his nation and this world a better place."
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint says the world "has lost an incredible and courageous leader."
Kildee says that as an anti-apartheid leader, Mandela "tackled racism and inequality head-on, standing at the forefront of the movement that led to a free South Africa."