Thursday, July 18, 2013
Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela
Today, July 18th is Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. He spent 27 off those years in a South African cell.
His crime: trying to burn down the country's racist Apartied system. A boxer in his youth, Mandela always believe sports played an important role in bringing people together. The movie Inviticus tells how Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup, held in South Africa, to unite the post-apartheid nation. Recently, Mandela has been sick enough to require around the clock medical observation. Take a minute today to think about Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and his contributions to peace and sport.