Remembering Nelson Mandela


Remembering the Struggle…Remembering the Man…Keeping the Legacy



As the world mourns the loss of one of history’s greatest legends, I remember.  I remember Nelson Mandela for which he stood.  He stood tall and humble, brave and unstoppable for what was right…what was due to him…for FREEDOM.  I remember the stories in history classes about this great man.  I remember the cheers in 1990 when he was released from prison and though I was only a child, I remember that it meant something monumental…something lasting and heroic.  As a grown woman now, I realize the importance of who Nelson Mandela was, not only to his country, but to the world.  His fight was long and hard, yet he pushed forward.  His fight was desperate and heartfelt building a legacy that I pray shall forever be inked in history.  Mandela’s life is but a reminder that God hand picked us each with a divine message to share…a divine purpose.  For his long fight…for his strong will…for his unwavering determination to conquer hate…for his love…for his peaceful spirit I thank you Nelson Mandela.  I thank you and I thank God for sharing you with us.  May this world be grateful. May you be eternally FREE.  – LSherie

Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela
1918 – 2013

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“He no longer belongs to us.  He belongs to the ages.”  – President Barack Obama 



Actor Idris Elba portrays the likeness and heroic story of Nelson Mandela in soon to be released (January , “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom,” shares words of sorrow in learning of the death of Nelson Mandela. “”I am stunned at this very moment, in mourning with the rest of the world and Madiba’s family,”

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Nelson Mandela… In His Own Words

“Social equality is the only basis of human happiness.”

“Great anger and violence can never build a nation. We are striving to proceed in a manner and towards a result, which will ensure that all our people, both black and white, emerge as victors.”

“I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”






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