If you're wondering why I write so much about Nelson Mandela then it is because of my interest and involvement in human rights issues. A fellow prisoner and friend of Mandela was invited here in the Maritimes to speak at a human rights conference. My job was to pick him up from the hotel and bring him to the conference. He was a very humble man. Unfortunately I forgot his name. I asked him all kinds of questions and he told me about Nelson Mandela and how he was an inspiration for fellow prisoners.
Last night I was watching NBC news and it was reported that it was the largest number of world leaders gathered ever anywhere. That tells you how highly he was venerated.
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