My mother taught me who Nelson Mandela was in a very memorable way.  She took to me see Sarafina! I am so grateful for that specific learning opportunity.  He is definitely one of my favorite activists! His resilience is one I thrive to model after.

Here are some of my favorite Mandela quotes:

“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.” 

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

“For 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.” 

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying"

Wishing Nelson Mandela a very Happy 94th Birthday!

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