Nelson Mandela International Day is coming up (see Nelson Mandela International Day Is On July 18th – Here Are Related Resources).

The NY Times just published some excellent new and related resources:

What Nelson Mandela Lost

‘Hope Is a Powerful Weapon’: Unpublished Mandela Prison Letters

And they created this video, which they describe as “Four former political prisoners, including Angela Davis and a member of Pussy Riot, read excerpts from Nelson Mandela’s unpublished letters from prison.” One issue, however, is whether you admire Angela Davis or not, teachers need to be aware that showing her section might create some political “pushback”:

I’m adding this info to The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela.