Published on December 7th, 20130
Richard Ivory: Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela!
“Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their peers, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.”
― Robert F. Kennedy
Mandela was a complicated man living in complicated times. He taught us to be fearless despite the odds, to stand for justice despite the consequences and to forgive, even when undeserved. While not a perfect man, he left a legacy that few men could ever hope to attain.
The world this week lost a great visionary, a warrior, and a great teacher.
Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela!
Learn about Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life on the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project http://archives.nelsonmandela.org/home
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About the Author: Richard Ivory is a New York City-based political and social media consultant with a passion for tech, politics and music. He is currently an editor for The Washington Times, Communities Digital News and is a Board member of Republicans for Back Empowerment. He has worked for both the Republican National Committee and the Republican Youth Majority. In 2008, he served as a consultant to the Youth for John McCain ’08 campaign. He has been featured in The New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN and US News & World Report. He is the owner of Simon & Ivory Inc.