Here are some new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela:
Nelson Mandela’s Prison Adventures is from NPR.
Obama Visits Prison Cell That Helped Shape Modern South Africa is from The New York Times.
Here’s a good NY Times video on Robben Island:
Before HE leaves us…
After spending 27 grueling years in prison, Nelson Mandela asked an oppressed and impoverished majority of South Africans to forgive their fellow countrymen for the vile atrocities inflicted on them under the laws of Apartheid. He encouraged people to build a progressive, united, multi-cultural society for all to live in it. We are a long way from achieving this but with the impending passing of this great man we have a responsibility to ensure his legacy never dies.
In honor of this revered world icon and before he breathes his last breathe. perhaps we can start to spread a vigil around the world like lighting lamps and candles to create awareness of Madiba’s quest for peace
By Ashveth Thamen