Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

South  Africa    "It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll.  I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."  [From "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley

South Africa "It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." [From "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley

The world will forever be better because of Nelson Mandela.  May we celebrate his memory and continue his legacy.

The world will forever be better because of Nelson Mandela. May we celebrate his memory and continue his legacy.

Nelson Mandela in London, 1962. Photo: Michael Peto (University of Dundee Photographic Collection).

Nelson Mandela in London, 1962. Photo: Michael Peto (University of Dundee Photographic Collection).

One of the most inspiring people on the planet. Wishing you a swift recovery Mr. Mandela.  Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh

One of the most inspiring people on the planet. Wishing you a swift recovery Mr. Mandela. Nelson Mandela by Yousuf Karsh

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