Millions around the world have been inspired by Nelson Mandela’s dedication to freedom and human dignity.  After being imprisoned in Apartheid South Africa for 27 years, he came out and created a free, united country based on dialogue between all citizens.  Humanity is forever indebted to him. RIP Madiba

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”  – From A Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela