An Amazing Leader: Nelson Mandela
This is one of my favorite pieces commemorating the amazing leader Nelson Mandela.
Designed by artist Marco Cianfanelli, the monument consists of 50 steel columns, and is located at the exact spot Mandela was taken into custody on August 5, 1962 (90km South of Durban). The columns symbolize the prison bars that incarcerated Mandela for 27 years of his life sentence before he went on to become the president of South Africa. Check out Fast Company featuring this and more memorable moments from Mandela’s more than 70 year career.
Seth Godin stated it best in his post honoring Nelson Mandela:
"Others can better write about Nelson Mandela’s impact on the world stage, on how he stood up for the dignity of all people and on how he changed our world.
For those that seek to make a change in the world, whether global or local, one lesson of his life is this:
You can make a difference.
You can stand up to insurmountable forces.
You can put up with far more than you think you can.
Your lever is far longer than you imagine it is, if you choose to use it.
If you don’t require the journey to be easy or comfortable or safe, you can change the world.”
Image via Visual News