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How to Honor Mandela's Legacy

10 December 2013 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist

By Jamil Dakwar, Director, national ACLU Human Rights Program - 

blog-mandelalegacy-500x280Today's celebrations of international Human Rights Day coincide with the commemoration of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela – the freedom fighter, political prisoner, African National Congress leader, and first president of post-apartheid South Africa.

More than 90 world leaders, including Barack Obama attended Mandela's memorial service today, where the president gave a passionate eulogy, telling tens of thousands that Mandela "speaks to what's best inside us."