One of the world’s greatest men is no longer with us. This man, Nelson Mandela, just passed at the age of 95. His funeral is Friday.
Nelson Mandela is my hero and while my friends and I may joke about my love for him - which they claim is borderline obsession - it disappoints me that some people do not know who he is.
Nelson Mandela, winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize (jointly with Frederik de Klerk). He laid the foundations for a democratic South Africa and led the struggle against Apartheid. He spent 27 years in prison for this cause - for equal rights for all South Africans.
He was the first black president of South Africa and he did a pretty fricking amazing job. He helped maintain the peace in his scarred country, a country - 20 years later and still recovering from Apartheid.
There is so much to say for this wonderful, wonderful man.
May his soul rest in peace, for he is one of the greatest men the world has ever known.