Today is dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who set the pace with his peaceful and powerful beliefs, such as using education to change the world. He successfully led the resistance to South Africa’s policy of apartheid in the 20th Century, during which time he was imprisoned from 1964 – 1982. He went on to serve as the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. Today, in remembrance of him, we celebrate each individual’s power to transform the world.
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
— Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
President of South Africa (1994 – 2013)