|The day after Nelson Mandela was free|
Yesterday, one of the great leaders of our time past away at 95 years old. He was considered a fearless leader and a relentless force against discrimination and racialism. It is with great respect for his life, and the extension of his values that we set our nation's flag at half staff.
It wasn't until 1990, after he was released froma 27 year sentence, Mandela became internationally popular and in the spotlight. Three years later, in 1993, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize. The following year, he gained office as the first black president of South Africa. His life's mission was to dismantle the long term effects of colonizations and the apartheid. Mandela said, "There is no such thing as part freedom."