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Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest human beings to ever grace the face of the earth. He is beloved world-wide for his sacrifices to free South Africans, and serves as an inspiration to us all. Nelson is a healthy and young 94 years old today and has lived several lifetimes all rolled up into one.
Mandela’s bravery in the face of adversity is a reminder to us as black people that if we stand strong, we can do anything. He also tells us that being afraid is not acceptable when it comes to getting what you want. Martin Luther King had a dream of equality and gave his life to obtain it. Nelson Mandela had a dream of freedom and was willing to give his life as well. In fact, you may not know this, but Mandela receives several offers to get out of prison early if he would simply renounce violence as part of his liberation movement. But Mandela refused. So, there’s a little bit of Malcolm in Mandela and there should be some Mandela/Malcolm in you.
BlackBlueDog.com tells more:
South Africans are celebrating today as former President and beloved anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, turns 94.
It is reported that close to 12 million children across South Africa celebrated by all singing Happy Birthday at the same time.
The civil rights legend is expected to spend the day in his home village of Qunu, where he was born. It will be a quiet day with just close family members.
Around the country and the world, many communities are pledging to spend 67 minutes of the day doing community service to honor Mandela’s 67ears of service to his country and his general public service.