"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela
Earlier, my friend Chad sent me a tweet to remind me that it was the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. Thanks, Chad!
And as amazing as it sounds, many students still do not know about Mandela’s legacy, or even why this is a historic day. A man who spent 27 years of his life, in prison, fighting for freedom, and against apartheid, should be a known figure. He story should also be taught in schools all over the world!
Last summer, I shared my good fortune of having had the rare opportunity of meeting Mr. Mandela at a (news) press conference in Newark, NJ. That chance meeting has left an indelible mark on my spirit, and I thought it would be a good day to (re)share the link with you: The Day I Met Nelson Mandela.