An Inspiring Legacy…

Nelson MandelaNow through July 3, explore our newest exhibition and be inspired by the life of the world’s most famous freedom fighter and political leader, Nelson Mandela. Mandela’s values and commitment to making the world a better place are just as vital now as they were during his lifetime. In this series of blog posts, we are calling “My Mandela Moment,” members of our Nelson Mandela Exhibition Advisory Committee share personal reflections on how they have been impacted and inspired by Nelson Mandela and this exhibition. We hope you enjoy these personal stories.

My Mandela Moment

“Be Honest with Yourself”

My Mandela Moment by Mia Phifer, America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) “…the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” – Nelson Mandela This quote perfectly encapsulates what I learned from the life of Nelson… Continue Reading “Be Honest with Yourself”

“What Counts in Life”

My Mandela Moment by Quincy Christian “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived; it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”  – Nelson Mandela As I walked through the exhibit I spent some time reflecting on the lives of Martin… Continue Reading “What Counts in Life”