RIP — Nel­son Mandela

nelson mandelaOn Decem­ber 5th, 2013, the world morned the pass­ing of one of the great­est icons the world has ever known and prob­a­bly will ever know. At the age of 95, Nel­son Rolih­lahla Man­dela entered into eter­nal rest. Man­dela, the first black South African pres­i­dent, is an inter­na­tional sym­bol of peace. His elec­tion to pres­i­dency came after spend­ing decades impris­oned because of his polit­i­cal beliefs. He would then rev­o­lu­tion­ize South Africa and guide his coun­try from the apartheid to bring about democ­racy for all races. His work has echoed across the world as, to this day, he con­tin­ued to fight for human rights.

Shortly after the announce­ment of Mandela’s pass­ing, US Pres­i­dent Bar­rack Obama had his to say: “He achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he’s gone home, and we’ve lost one of the most influ­en­tial, coura­geous and pro­foundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth.”

Nel­son Man­dela, 19182013, may be gone but his legacy will live on forever.

Visit http://​www​.nel​son​man​dela​.org to learn about Nel­son Mandela’s works and to contribute.

Arti­cle © Caribbean Dreams Mag­a­zine
Photo orig­i­nally from con​sor​tium​news​.com

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