View these short films featuring the remarkable work of Nelson Mandela
Face Of Unity is the definitive Nelson Mandela documentary feature. It includes a never before seen speech outlining the groundwork for peace and reconciliation.
This video is a tribute to Nelson Mandela and inspires viewers to take the Mandela Day Pledge.
"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. ” - Nelson Mandela
Watch the biography from www.nelsonmandela.org
Raffi Cavoukian, or Raffi, as he is known to millions, writes award-winning songs about the ecological web. Read his hero essay on Nelson Mandela.
Paul Rusesabagina saved hundreds of lives during the Rwandan genocide. Read his essay on his heroes, his father (Rupfure Thomas) and Nelson Mandela.
Listen and Read Along. Great for ESL Students and the visually impaired.
Great for ESL students and the visually impaired! Listen and Read Along Stories.
Muhammad Ali was a legend in the boxing ring and a hero to millions. Read his essay on his hero, Nelson Mandela, who fought apartheid.
Imagine growing up in a country where drinking out of the wrong water fountain might get you thrown into jail; where a man might have the very same job as his neighbor, but because of the color of his skin, get paid less in a year than the other man made in a week; where the government told you that your ancestors and their ways of living were wrong and savage and not even human.
Mandela won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. In his acceptance speech, he said: "We stand here today as nothing more than a representative of the millions of our people who dared to rise up against a social operation whose very essence is war, violence, racism, oppression, repression and the impoverishment of an entire people."
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Nelson Mandela is celebrated as a leader and a peacemaker in art from around the globe
The use of his Nelson Mandela's image inspires art with a message of peace, protest, and resilience.
Congressman Ron Dellums fought for 17 years to end apartheid. He helped pave the way for Nelson Mandela to become the first black president of South Africa.
Amy Eldon Turteltaub visited South Africa's notorious prison on Robben Island with anti-apartheid crusader Ahmed Kathrada, who was confined with Nelson Mandela for 27 years.
Highlights from My Hero's Nelson Mandela Day Event
In 2013 the MY HERO Project and Creative Visions Foundation produced a special event honoring Mandela on his 95th birthday.
Special thanks to New Roads School and New Visions Foundation for their support for this program. In honor of Mandela's Birthday friends, artists, filmmakers and musicians joined together to honor this great leader.
Below are clips from that event and stories and art and films shared on MY HERO in honor of Nelson Mandela.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Newswire stories curated by MY HERO Newswire director Betty Bailey.
Organizer created on 7/17/2013 6:07:07 PM by Jun Kelly
Last edited 7/20/2020 10:35:42 AM by Jeanne Meyers