06 December 2013

Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013 Mandela Dies

"Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has died at age 95."
"In the wake of his death, the world is reminded of the incredible impact Nelson Mandela had, not only on South Africa but in countries far from his own. The anti-apartheid icon was a champion for peace and equality, spreading a message of hope and reciprocity all over the world."
If I could go back to college and write a paper on a man who made a huge impact on a nation I would choose Nelson Mandela.  To think, he was in prison for 27 years because of his beliefs that apartheid was wrong...and then he becomes President of that very same country that believed in apartheid at one time!  What an amazing man and what a legacy of love and hope he has left behind.
Many people do not stand up for what is right because they say, "I am only one person."  But one person can change a nation.  It starts with just one voice.  
"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."--Mandela

"I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days."--Mandela

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