If there is anyone in this world that I wanted to meet in Life was Nelson Mandela. I am sad to hear about his death at 95 for he was and still is a huge role model for me. I love you Mr Mandela and your voice was heard exactly the way I wish mine to be heard #history #Mandela #legend
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
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"Wherever we are in the country, wherever we are in the world, let us reaffirm his vision of a society… in which none is exploited, oppressed or dispossessed by another,"
An icon of peaceful resistance, a leader in the strongest sense of the word. A true renegade. Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela
Obama on Mandela: ‘Today he has gone home’
Nelson Mandela “achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he has gone home,” President Obama said.
Mandela, who died at age 95, was suffering from a recurring lung infection but returned home from the hospital in September to spend his remaining days at his family home near Johannesburg.
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More from Breaking News on Mandela.Photo: Mandela celebrates his 86th birthday flanked by his wife Graca Machel, left, and ex-wife Winnie Madikizela Mandela, right, in his home town of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on July 18, 2004. (AFP - Getty Images)
I come across a lot of interesting photos on my dashboard each day, and lately I’ve taken an interest into adding context to a lot of them.
Such as why Nelson Mandela is pictured above in a Detroit Pistons warm-up jacket?
The context: in 1990, the South African liberation leader arrived in Detroit as part of his U.S. tour, where he was celebrated by employees at the Ford River Rouge automobile plant as a hero for working people.
The rest of the day included functions with the mayor and other city leaders, and culminated with a rally at Tiger Stadium, where the sold out crowd paid tickets up to $10,000 to hear Mandela.
It’s definitely a lot easier to get the home crowd on your side when you’re representing the Bad Boy Pistons at the height of their popularity.
photo via up north trips
Rest in Power, Nelson Mandela
God Bless you Honorable Nelson Madela! May you rest well. With Great Respect, Gratitude and Love! Lauryn
“Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived—a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.” —President Obama
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