Here was a man who lived to cast people out from bondage. To struggle personally for the struggles of others who could not fight injustice alone.
The world lost a great man today.
This is a short post simply because there are too many people much better prepared to discuss his life and times than I could ever hope to write.
However, allow me to share one of my favorite Nelson Mandela quotes:
"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. 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."
RIP Nelson Mandela.