Nelson Mandela

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

100 years ago today, Nelson Mandela, who is remembered around the world as a symbol of peace and freedom, was born.

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. His government focused on deconstructing the legacy of apartheid by taking on institutionalized racism and encouraging racial reconciliation.

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