Nelson Mandela: A freedom fighter now at peace

I spoke to a colleague who has seen the movie, “Long Walk to Freedom” he says it shows a true and complete picture of Mandela’s life. I hope young people take the time to see it and learn from it when it opens later this month.



We knew this day would come but we did not want it to be so. We wanted Nelson Mandela to live forever.

The man South Africans called Madiba, the man who endured so much for equality died Thursday at the age of 95. Nelson Mandela lived a life of impact. He was a world leader with a regal bearing and a ready smile. He loved people and was fearless in his fight for justice and equality.

Mandela’s fight against apartheid cost him 27 years in prison. He would have stayed longer if necessary. He spoke these words about his struggle:  “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if…

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