Is Nelson Mandela an Icon?

By Nic
@academic2 (7014)
Uganda
April 28, 2007 3:03am CST
Mandela was in jail for 27 years as a prisoner of conscience, he wanted a free South Africa, he wanted a South Africa good enough for all races, the blacks, the coloured and the whites-he came to power and creatd a rainbow nation, where everybody is respected as a human being, Do you consider an Icon?
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• United States
28 Apr 07
one definition of the word ICON is :An important and enduring symbol. Nelson Mandela certainly does fit that description. during his imprisonment instead of just disappearing he became a matyr a symbol of resistance to racism known the world over. and after he was released...he became the FIRST BLACK president of South Africa! for a country that had long been run by a policy of racial seperation run by a minority of whites..that is surely something significant!! Nelson Mandela is as important a historical figure to stand against racism as Martin Luther King and Malcom X.
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• Uganda
28 Apr 07
Thanks cindrInMysoul, you know th man so well and your perspective of this great man is exactly how I see him-Some times I cant help considering him a super human being!