South Africa Commemorates Nelson Mandela’s Birthday
On July 18, South Africans and people around the world observe Mandela Day and honor the birthday of anti-apartheid activist, former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela. Today is Mandela’s 95th birthday.
Mandela Day was formally established by the United Nations in 2009 and asks people around the world to honor Mandela’s legacy through volunteering or performing community service. Share your own Mandela Day experience and see others’ through the #mandeladay hashtag.
“Do not judge me by my successes, JUDGE ME by how many times I FELL DOWN and got BACK UP again.” ― Nelson Mandela
BLACK HISTORY FLASHBACK: 49 years ago today (June 12th), Nelson Mandela, leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, is sentenced to jail for LIFE. He was released 27 years later.
Today, reflect on the low points in YOUR LIFE and remember the lessons learned. Ultimately, it made you stronger, more wise, or molded you into the person you are today. Like Mandela … even in tough times, YOU … will ALWAYS rise again.
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Nelson Mandela’s family spoke publicly for the first time since his latest hospital admission Wednesday as sources expressed optimism about his progress.