The Man who guided his country from apartheid to DEMOCRACY during a life filled with hardship and struggle … Mr. Nelson Mandela

Dec 06, 2013

1463467_652612541448197_827250475_nThe Man who guided his country from apartheid to DEMOCRACY during a life filled with hardship and struggle … Mr. Nelson Mandela … is no more in this world! He died Thursday at 95.

His decades in prison and his insistence on forgiveness over vengeance made him a potent symbol of the struggle to end this country’s brutally codified system of racial domination, and of the power of peaceful resolution in even the most intractable conflicts.

He emerged to become his country’s first black president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an enduring symbol of integrity, principle and resilience. Years after he retreated from public life, his name still resonated as an emblem of his effort to transcend decades of racial division.