December 5, 2013
Today is a day of great loss as one of our most profound leader’s of grace, elegance and humility has died, Nelson Mandela. The world morns this loss as we consider the global impact this man and his leadership has placed into the world.
I will share that I visited Robben Island and saw the cell where he lived and wondered how could anyone overcome this fate. Traveling and embracing South Africa to then ask how could a man conquer this divide. Often, we may ask but it is the commitment of those who make the choice to change the lives of others that we learn what is meant to be remarkable and memorable.
Nelson Mandela will be missed and hopefully his legacy will continue! To honor him and say, “Madiba” is not lost but in our memory.
- NAME: Nelson Mandela
- OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Writer
- BIRTH DATE: July 18, 1918
- DEATH DATE: December 05, 2013
- EDUCATION: Clarkebury Boarding Institute, Wesleyan College, University College of Fort Hare, University of London, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Mveso, Transkei, South Africa
- PLACE OF DEATH: Johannesburg, South Africa
- FULL NAME: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- AKA: Nelson Mandela
- AKA: Rolihlahla
- NICKNAME: Madiba
- ORIGINALLY: Rolihlahla Mandela
- NICKNAME: Black Pimpernel