South African anti-apartheid activist and former president Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 on December 5, 2013. I think I'll remember what I was doing when I heard for the rest of my life. Nelson Mandela was one of those. I could talk about his life and his legacy, but we know. We remember. We learned about him. Now, let's take a moment to remember him, together, no matter which country we are in across the globe. As a people. Nelson Mandela reminded us with his life that we are one people.
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We've lost a lion. Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. And thank you.
Jason Beaubien's obit begins this way: "Nelson Mandela was born in a country which viewed him as a second class citizen."
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ― Nelson Mandela (brave and brilliant, RIP)
Newsmedia, please, Nelson Mandela did not "lose his fight" with anything.
Fly high, beautiful man. I'm sorry you couldn't leave a perfect world behind; we will continue your struggle. #RIPNelsonMandela
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela #Madiba
My thoughts and prayers are with Graça Machel & the Mandela family. We are all the richer for Madiba's extraordinary life.
The amount of courage it took for Mandela to not succumb to anger, can not be expressed in words.
I heard Nelson Mandela address the House of Commons months after his release in 1990. I was in awe of his grace and clarity of purpose.
Thank you Nelson Mandela for the great change you have inspired in the name of freedom and peace.
I remember watching Mandela being freed. It was after church service and the church pulled out a tv to watch during coffee hour.
"There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living." RIP Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela has died. He was a large, influential figure in the early days of my political coming of age.
I still remember the GASP! that went up in the theatre the first time I saw Malcolm X and Mandela appeared on screen https://t.co/n3yHixENrh
Ever since I discovered Mandela's Foundation on Twitter, I've been struck by how much has changed in our ability to talk to one another since Mandela was freed in 1990 after 27 years in prison. That so many across the globe have been inspired by his words, his triumphs, his mistakes, and his commitment to try again and again, no matter how formidable the obstacles, speaks to the bond of humankind that he engendered. There aren't very many people whose lives make you drop to your knees, but Nelson Mandela was one of them.
“Death is something inevitable.When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people&his country,he can rest in peace” #Madiba
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