Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of South Africa, turned 90 years old today. Few historic figures embody the full measure of their myth. Mandela, in many ways, exceeds his.
For a fascinating look into his life as a revolutionary listen to this audio profile from NPR. It not only provides you with a glimpse into some of South Africa’s history but also a brief example of the equally potent white supremacy in the West, clouding their interpretation of events and structuring their lack of meaningful involvement.