Mandela advocated for freedom and the cost it takes to reach it
Nelson Mandela has changed the way in which many people are treated today [“A devoted champion for peace and social justice,” page one, Dec. 6].
I was unaware of Mandela’s influence until I read about it in the newspaper and did some more research.
I assume many others in my generation also didn’t fully understand the mission Mandela had and how he influenced the entire world in regards to democracy and equality. He is a man who at a young age started to work toward freeing his people from apartheid. He didn’t care for the price he would pay because he was doing it for all those to follow him.