Yesterday, the whole world reacted when we learned of Nelson Mandela’s passing. People are mourning but also honoring his legacy and encouraging people to stand up for others’ rights the way Mandela did.
It is such a sad yet beautiful moment that Nelson Mandela has passed. A time to celebrate him & remember his contributions to humankind.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 6, 2013
The Malala Fund shared a great quote from Mandela about education:
— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) December 5, 2013
Academic and activist Cornel West Tweeted:
— Cornel West (@CornelWest) December 6, 2013
Girl Rising shared another great quote from Mandela, which discusses hate and love:
— Girl Rising (@GirlRising) December 6, 2013
Honored that I had a chance to meet this amazing influential being & to participate in his 46664 Aids… http://t.co/Uz2afj0C6O
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 5, 2013
His Tweet continues on Instagram, “benefit concert in South Africa. You will live on thru your work for eternity. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela.”
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 5, 2013
And on Instagram, he shared this amazing pic:
One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela’s home, spend private time and get to know him http://t.co/IfZKtgvlU8
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) December 6, 2013
She continues on Instagram, “He was everything you’ve ever heard and more — humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke. Being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time. He will always be my hero. His life was a gift to us all.” She also shared a great pic:
Like many other people, Sophia Bush wasn’t able to say enough about Mandela in Twitter’s 140 character limit. She Tweeted:
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he… http://t.co/fYIzKRdHDZ
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) December 5, 2013
She continued on Instagram, “who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” What a teacher he was to the world. Hopefully we can all follow, a little more today than yesterday, and even more tomorrow, in the footsteps of this man’s enormous heart. #Mandela #RIP.”
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