I wanted to take this opportunity to give my condolences to the Mandela family. The first time I heard the name Nelson Mandela was on The Cosby Show. When the oldest Cosby child had twins, they named them Winnie and Nelson. The characters said they named the twins after two great African leaders.
I did more research and discovered the dramatic and heroic life of Nelson Mandela. At a time in history when apartide was the normal way of life, Mandela tried to be a hero for his people and change things. He sacrificed himself.
If anyone is interested in learning more, a wonderful film about South Africa is Power of One starring Stephen Dorff and Morgan Freeman.