Nelson Mandela’s Politics of Peace Once Again Brings a Nation Together
Some people don’t have to be alive to bring togetherness. Even in his death Nelson Mandela makes history. His passing has caused one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in history. In south Africa today gathers nearly 100 Presidents. Prime ministers and royalty from all over the world came to S.Africa to show their support and pay this legendary icon homage one last time.
By: Akika Parker
Politics of Peace
President Obama was the main speaker at this event. A major shocker though was when he shook hands with Cuban Ruler Raul Castro.
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Former US Presidents; Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Jimmy Carter were also in attendance.
President Obama gives his Eulogy:
“Mandela taught us the power of action but he also taught us the power of ideas! The importance of reason, and arguments, but also the need to study who you agree with but also who you don’t agree with. He understood that ideas could not be contained by prison walls; or extinguished by a snipers bullet. He turned his trial of an indictment of a partied because of his eloquence, his passion but also because of his training as an advocate. He used decades of prison to sharpen his arguments but also to spread his thirst for knowledge to others in the movement and he learned the language and the customs of his oppressors so that he might better convey to them how their own freedom depend upon his.”
– President Obama