Reflecting on a Racial Justice Icon

The close of the week brings the difficult news of Nelson Mandela's death. As an organization that grapples with racial and social justice we often look to leaders in the movement for long-term strategy as well as everyday inspiration. Nelson Mandela undoubtedly played that role in many people's lives. As reactions come pouring in below is a collection of some of the more thought -provoking reflections on his indelible impact.

Vijay Prashad on Mandela's radical tenure

Mary Mitchell on how he transcended extreme adversity to lead

The New York Times take on Mandela's first visit to New York after being released from Robben Island

We look forward to contributing to a  racial justice movement that finds more ways to honor his legacy through our work.