A news that saddened the world. Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. Although it wasn’t especially surprising (he had been sick for a long time) and although he lived a long and full life, it was still devastating to hear. For those of you wondering “who was Nelson Mandela?” you should become informed: Mandela made a lot of differences in this world. He was the first black president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid icon who helped lead his country to democracy.
But he was more than just a leader of South Africa – Mandela had huge influence all over the world because of his activism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, spent 27 years in jail for trying to change the South African government, raised millions of dollars for humanitarian causes, raised awareness for AIDs and was an advocate for peace. His work inspired so many people, including President Barack Obama. He wasn’t just considered a leader in his country, he was considered the father of South Africa. There are so many more things to write about Nelson Mandela and I wish I could copy and put them all here. If you want to know more, you can read and watch his biography here.
#RIPNelsonMandela is still a top trending topic and probably will be for a while. So many people have nice things to say about Mandela, from celebrities to a random stranger. A lot of people have been posting pictures of his inspiring quotes, which are definitely something you need to hear. He is a great man, and a hero.