Morehouse Professor Reflects on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
17 Dec 2013
Posted by Elise Durham
by Stephane Dunn | NewBlackMan (in Exile)
Sometimes I love irony because it reminds me to pay attention to the gift of remarkable moments. So recently, I’m honored enough to host a public chat after a movie screening and the film is Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom. The next day, December 5, 2013, I’m sitting in front of the television catching up on the news and I go to turn it off because I’ve got to write my review of the film from the previous night but before I press POWER, South African President Jacob Zuma announces to the world: Nelson Mandela is now at peace. And right then I laugh and sniffle and it’s not all grief; it’s joy and thanks and a spirit of reverence.