Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011 – Mandela Day

Today Nelson Mandela celebrates his 93rd birthday and we should all celebrate. We should celebrate and honor the accomplishments of one of the truly greatest world leaders ever. But we should also celebrate all the people who never give up the fight against injustice, in South Africa and throughout the world. We should celebrate the civil war that did NOT happen. We should celebrate the boycott and the sanctions movement that kept moving forward against what seemed like insurmountable odds. If we think that change can’t happen, that injustice can’t be overcome, when we feel hopeless — we only need to remember Nelson Mandela’s own words, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

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