"When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity."
- Nelson Mandela
Remembering Nelson Mandela
TransAfrica President, Nicole Lee, shares her remarks from the US National Memorial on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the National Cathedral. READ IT HERE
Official Obituary: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013 "The Father of Democratic South Africa"
The White House, Office of the Press Secretary:
THE PRESIDENT: At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” CONTINUE READING
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a senior member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of its Subcommittee on African Affairs, and Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, released the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela. READ THE STATEMENT HERE
Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the passing of former South African President and global leader, Nelson Mandela. READ THE STATEMENT HERE
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after learning of the death of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and international civil rights icon. He was 95 years old. READ THE STATEMENT HERE
Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) mourns the loss of our beloved Madiba. He changed the world and he changed our lives. Our hearts go out to you, to his family, friends, and comrades, and to all the people of South Africa and the world who held him dear. May you go well, Madiba. May you rest in peace. CONTINUE READING