Comments for: Let Mandela be the example, and offer others hope

Posted Dec. 06, 2013, at 2:23 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 06, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.

The world didn’t always recognize Nelson Mandela as an icon. For 27 years, he was a prisoner. Outside his prison walls, blacks in South Africa could not vote. They were forced to leave their homes to live in racially designated areas. Education, jobs, even beaches, were segregated. It was illegal …


An earlier version of this editorial said Nelson Mandela died Tuesday. He died Thursday.

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