Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

The former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, died this evening. Hero of the apartheid struggle, he spent 27 years in jail and then became South Africa's first democratically elected president. 
Mandela died at the age of 95 at his home in Johannesburg. 
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
Nelson Mandela

Rest in peace, Mr. Mandela!

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