Maya Angelou on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

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Diane Ravitch's blog

TeacherKen posted this wonderful tribute by Maya Angelou to one of the greatest men of our time or any other.

Nelson Mandela exemplified courage, dignity, wisdom, and forbearance in the face of cruelty and oppression.

How many people could survive 27 years of imprisonment and emerge from the ordeal free of bitterness yet full of grace? He led his people to freedom and helped to avoid what might have been a bloody civil war.

We are fortunate to have shared the earth with such a man.

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