Profile of the Day: Nelson Mandela

Posted July 18, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Nelson Mandela

Happy birthday Nelson Mandela! Today the inspirational leader turns 95. On July 18, 1918, Mandela was born in the village of Mvezo in Umtatu, then a part of South Africa’s Cape Province. A Nobel Peace Prize winner for his role in ending apartheid in South Africa, Mandela was also the first black South African to be elected president. In 2009, the UN General Assembly declared July 18 “Mandela Day” and encourage people to spend 67 minutes doing charitable services in honor of the 67 years Mandela spent advocating for the equal rights of South Africans. Today Mandela remains hospitalized and we wish him well.

 
 

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