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How Would You Describe Nelson Mandela?

What do you think is his true legacy?

Nelson Mandela (right), pictured here with former president Bill Clinton in 1993, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo: U.S. Federal Gov't/Public Domain)
Nelson Mandela (right), pictured here with former president Bill Clinton in 1993, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (Photo: U.S. Federal Gov't/Public Domain)

By Todd Richissin

When Nelson Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95, the world took notice.

Though South Africa remains troubled by unemployment, poverty and crime, the country Mandela led as a president and inspirational leader remains remarkably at peace.

His death has been marked by words of reverence in the United States by everyone from Tiger Woods to President Obama, and by leaders and “regular people” worldwide.

More than an anti-apartheid champion, former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mandela was an inspiration to at least two generations of people around the globe.

We’d like to know: What are your thoughts on Nelson Mandela? How would you describe him and his legacy? Tell us in the comments section below.


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