Nelson Mandela – Rest in Peace (R.I.P.)

6 Dec

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Nelson Mandela died yesterday at 95 years of age. Watch the CNN Student News video to learn more about the life, legacy and accomplishments of this Nobel Peace Prize winner. Nelson Mandela was the former South African president and anti-apartheid icon. Mandela joined the African National Congress (ANC) party in the 1940s and would go on to lead protests against the ruling apartheid regime, which restricted the basic rights of South Africa’s nonwhite population and barred their participation in government. His resistance to such oppressive policies earned him nearly three decades in prison, during which he became an international symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. Upon his release in 1990, Mandela helped negotiate an end to the apartheid system, and four years later he won election as the first black president of South Africa. He retired from politics in 1999, but remained a global advocate for peace and social justice. Click here is to see a timeline of his life.
Here is another video and news story from the History Channel. Mandela inspired countless individuals. Here is a link to some of his most famous quotes and a few here:
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

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