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Rep. Sewell’s Statement on Passing of Former South African President Nelson Mandela

By Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell

mandelaWhile today we mourn the loss of one of history’s most valuable freedom fighters, Nelson Mandela’s legacy as a universal symbol of hope, justice and courage will inspire generations to come.

As a direct benefactor of the Civil Rights Movement in my home state of Alabama, I reflect upon the tremendous contributions Nelson Mandela has made to civil rights movements across the world. The lessons which came from America’s civil rights movement and those from Mandela’s fight to end apartheid in South Africa are inextricably linked.

Nelson Mandela’s legacy is one that reflects a courageous struggle for freedom that not only changed South Africa, but the entire world. As we mourn the loss of this remarkable man, we must honor his legacy by never taking for granted the benefits that come from the freedom he and so many others fought for.

May the life of Nelson Mandela serve as a constant reminder that we must never deviate from our dedication to equality in our communities, schools, and institutions.

Terri Sewell
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