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A Celebration of Nelson Mandela

His life, his work and his accomplishments

Mandela at Large

By: Michael Mahue Moore

A hero if I have ever seen one and a leader by example

Mandela Music Video

Producer: Marcel Henderson
Celebrating the incredible life and passion of this devoted world leader who stands for peace.


Nelson Mandela

By: Muhammad Ali
Nelson Mandela is Muhammad Ali's hero because he understands what it means to fight against enormous odds.

Mandela Program


On July 18th,  Nelson Mandela's birthday is celebrated by people around the world. 

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.

Piper Dellums speaks at MY HERO Nelson Mandela Day event

Producer: The MY HERO Project
She recounts the story of having a white South African foreign exchange student come to live with her Black family during apartheid.

Mike and Amy Eldon Speak at MY HERO Nelson Mandela Day Event

Producer: The MY HERO Project
Mike and Amy Eldon Speak at MY HERO Nelson Mandela Day Event

Kathy Eldon Speaks at MY HERO Nelson Mandela Day Event

Producer: The MY HERO Project
Kathy Eldon Speaks at MY HERO Nelson Mandela Day Event

Films


Mandela Day Pledge

Sweet Honey and the Rock - Ella's Song

Producer: Ella

Stories


Hero's Hero: Nelson Mandela
by Muhammad Ali
Mandela is my hero because he embraces all people like brothers and sisters.

My Father, Rupfure Thomas & Nelson Mandela

By: Paul Rusesabagina
My Father, Rupfure Thomas & Nelson Mandela and Rupfure Thomas are heroes to lifesaver Paul Rusesabagina.
Freedom Hero: Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is one of the world's true freedom fighters, and his life and personal triumphs will be remembered long after the world has forgotten the evils of Apartheid.

Nelson Mandela

By: Jeff Trussell
Nelson Mandela was a peacemaker and a freedom hero.

Nelson Mandela's village of Qunu, prayers and well-wishes

By: Brian Hayward Contributor of The Christian Science Monit...
Residents of Qunu in the rural Eastern Cape offered up prayers for the health of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Sunday.

Nelson Mandela

By: Raffi
Raffi writes about his hero, Nelson Mandela.

Art


Fight Against Apartheid

By: Justice Antley-Bond

Mandela

By: Giordano Aita

Helen Suzman

By: Hayden, BlackMichel, Bells



An Inspiration

By: Scott So

Scott from Crescent, California celebrates Nelson Mandela's victory

Nelson Mandela

By: Cole Halbert of Toronto, Canada

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