Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:42
Today, as we mourn the loss of of one of history's most transformational leaders, let us also pay tribute to his life and legacy. Let us dedicate ourselves to remembering his lessons and continue his efforts to spread Democracy, freedom and equality across the globe.
Nelson Mandela was a civil rights activist, teacher, freedom fighter, "Father of the Nation," political prisoner, father, husband and an inspiration to the entire global community. He fought for Democracy, not only in his own home of South Africa, but across the world. He explained: "To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:39
"I am honored to have encountered Nelson Mandela on several occasions. He changed human history and taught activists around the world that in order to legitimately further what is noble, you must actually be a noble person.
"Nelson Mandela personified someone that non-violently changed the course of world history with the democratization of South Africa. Everything humanly possible that could be done to someone other than killing them was done to him, yet he maintained his dignity and his determination.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:38
The NAACP released the following statements following the death of Nelson Mandela:
Roslyn Brock, Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors: "The Honorable Nelson Mandela embodied the hopes, dreams, aspirations and values of all who seek justice against tremendous odds. He responded to unfathomable violence with peace and courage, and in doing so he forever changed the world."
Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the NAACP Board of Directors: "Nelson Mandela's legacy remains an inspiration for the work of the NAACP. In Mandela's name we must continue to bring attention to all aspects of global apartheid characterized by poverty, inequality, discrimination, and prejudice of all kind."
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:36
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
"The world has lost a great leader with the passing of Nelson Mandela. He commanded an unwavering fight to end apartheid in South Africa, and his resolve inspired generations of leaders around the world to fight against inequality.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:34
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
"The world has lost a true hero for freedom and we should all carry out his vision of equality in our daily lives."
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