Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. After he left prison, he worked to achieve human rights and a better future for everyone in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was born 18 July 1918, and died 5 December 2013.
As the organization founded by President Eisenhower that connects everyday citizens with the world, and the world with everyday citizens, People to People International joined the global community in mourning the loss of a true citizen of the world.
In Nelson Mandela’s honour and in the spirit in which he lived, we rededicate ourselves to being a bridge to peace by connecting people across ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious and cultural divisions, and stressing not that which divides us but that which unites us.