MONDAY MUSINGS - Nelson Mandela Quote for Black History Month
In this installment of MONDAY MUSINGS, THE SCHOOL BELL continues its celebration Black History Month. On Feb 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison after 27 years in captivity. Mandela was widely regarded as an icon of democracy, social justice, strength, and resolve. Living in a segregated country for most of his life, he understood the importance of money and being deprived of the freedom to make it:
After attaining his freedom, Mandela negotiated an end to apartheid and the establishment of a multiracial government. In 1994, he was elected South Africa’s first black head of state and the first elected in a democratic election. After retiring from politics in 1999, he remained a champion for peace and social justice worldwide until he died in 2013 at the age of 95.
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