Nelson Mandela

Written by Alana Jolley

March 1, 2014

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is a man that has been both praised and punished.  You can learn more about the social-cultural footprint that leaders like him have made upon all humanity on this website.  At It’s All About Culture there are learning opportunities to explore differences and appreciate commonalities of all people. To gain a more holistic understanding of how culture molds human thinking, attitudes, and behaviors, Explore More! in Cultural Anthropology.  Nelson Mandela is a real person, who lived in the Sub-Saharan Global Village.  Learn about other Global Villages and the people who live in them.

Nelson Mandela is associated with the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.  He became the first ethnic African to become president of South Africa in 1994.  He was a true “. . . symbol of peacemaking” and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.  You can read more details and see a film about Nelson Mandela and his many setbacks and successes at the following link.  You may need to copy (Control C) and paste (Control V) the link into your browser.

Listen to, and watch, the tribute to Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou.  Notice how her wording promotes understanding and unity through her cultural know-how and positive thinking.  Be sure to turn up your volume.  You can also click on the picture of Dr. Angelou for a larger view.


Maya Angelou

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