Remembering Nelson Mandela

Remembering Madiba:  The Beautiful Leader

By Toby Thompkins, VP Tides 21st Century

I was too young to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to understand how the presence of one person’s life on this planet can change the very nature of humanity. For me, that understanding came through the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013.  He was what I think of as a “beautiful leader.”   While we don’t typically think of leaders as progenitors of beauty, it is because we don’t fully understand the power...