December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela

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mandela130“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Nelson Mandela

If you don’t know about the great South African president Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95, you should read about him. He is my personal hero and a hero to many people around the world. Even President Obama loved him. “I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” President Obama said on Thursday. “I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set.”

In 1964, when Mandela complained publicly about the system of racial prejudice (called apartheid) in South Africa, he was accused of trying to overthrow the government. He spent the next 27 years in prison. In 1990, he was released from prison, and in 1994, he became the country’s first black president ending apartheid forever.

Thank you, Nelson Mandela, for helping South Africa to rise, and for inspiring every person in the world to rise with you.

–Sonja, STACKS Staffer

Image credit Kadir Nelson from the book Nelson Mandela

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  1. First Name Only or STACKS username

    kirsten I like to play in the closet and listen to music and play with my dsi and games I like to jump on the trampoline and ride my bicycle on the trail and on the road with other people and the other kids on the road and went back to my house and play the wii and cook some maccaronni and cheese Iike to play outside and ride my bicycle and jump on my trampoline.

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  2. ipodrunning3

    I cant blive he died he was a great rollmodel in my life I sad hes go. he was a great leader to everyones life. 3<mandela

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  3. Ivy

    “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela.
    Remember, he had been in a miniscule cell for around 25 years.

    This quote inspires me in my everyday life, to forgive and forget. Because even if people have wronged you, they deserve a second chance to do better. If you give them this chance, this shows that you are a caring and good person and you are contributing to making the world better.

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  4. dramadrama347

    Nelson Mandela was a great man. he should be alive for what he did. that was the most generous thing he ever did. he wasn’t just helping himself, he was helping all African Americans.

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