Honor Black History Month with These 5 Books From Nelson Mandela

Honor Black History Month with These 5 Books From Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is best known for his presidency in South Africa and the dismantling of apartheid, a system of institutionalized racial segregation.  To honor Black History Month, here are five books written by Nelson Mandela that you should read!     image via amazon   1. long walk to freedom This book is the most accessible book on Mandela’s life.  It was first published in 1994 by the American publisher Little, Brown and Company and is split into two sections.  The first section of the book describes his upbringing, from childhood to adolescence in South Africa.  He also talks about …

30 Quotes to Honor Nelson Mandela Day

30 Quotes to Honor Nelson Mandela Day

It’s Nelson Mandela’s birthday, which is celebrated internationally as Nelson Mandela Day. Were he still alive, he would turn 100 today. Mandela is known as the leader of the movement that overthrew apartheid in South Africa, and served as its president from 1994 to 1999. His autobiography Long Walk to Freedom (1994) was adapted into a film in 2013. It came out only a few months before he died.   Here are some quotes to remember his impact and legacy.       “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become …

Obama’s Charlottesville Response Most Popular Tweet in History

Obama’s Charlottesville Response Most Popular Tweet in History

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Former President Barack Obama’s Twitter response to recent white supremacist violence in Charlottesville was the most popular tweet in the website’s history.    “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017   “…For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017   The quote, which was split into two tweets, has so far earned a total of 2.4 million likes  and upwards of 798,000 retweets.      Image Courtesy of …

Mandela’s New Memoir Has Been Axed

Mandela’s New Memoir Has Been Axed

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Penguin Random House has withdrawn a memoir about Nelson Mandela’s final days from publishing according to reports from the Guardian. The book was heavily critiqued by family members of the former president of South Africa.   His widow, Graça Machel threatened legal action before the book was pulled. The publisher pulled the book out of respect for the family, as it had very personal details that involved some of Mandela’s relatives.   The book was originally released on July 18th, Mandela’s birthday, dubbed “Mandela Day.” The book was called “Mandela’s Last Years” and had details of events relating to his death, including …