Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

One man has been honored for his leadership in ending apartheid South Africa and then going on to be President of South Africa for five years. He was an inspiration to all those who knew him, and a hero of the ages. Mandela Day is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and reminds us that we need strong women and men to resist injustice.

Nelson Mandela was born as Rolihlahla in Umata, a suitable forename that means “troublemaker” Xhosa. Ngubengcuka was his great-grandfather, the King of Transkeian Territories’ Thembu. He was a revolutionary against Apartheid terrors throughout his life and spent 28 years in prison before being released in 1990. He began negotiations to end apartheid in 1991.

His entire life was dedicated to improving the lives of South Africans and expanding civil liberties in the country. His legacy was a beloved leader and commoner, even after his death in 2013. Nelson Mandela International Day is a reminder of his life and work and encourages us all to carry on his good works.

Nelson Mandela International Day’s heart is service to others, and creating a better world. Find the injustices in your community, city, or country and do what you can to alleviate them. Don’t think grand gestures like those of Mandela are necessary. It takes small efforts from everyone to make the world fair and just. Volunteer in local organizations, help to bring about civil liberty for all, and participate in soup kitchens. Encourage change and make every day Nelson Mandela International Day.


Jul 18 2024


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