When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, my mother was chosen to escort him on his first visit to the states. She told me this was one of the most fulfilling experiences of her life. That day, when she got home, she talked about how gracious and down to earth a man he was. She said that when she met him, he shook her hand, told her how beautiful she was and that he was honored to be escorted by such a lady. They held random conversations in the limo between appearances and before they entered the room where this picture was taken, he took hold of her arm and said “lead the way”. I pray his spirit rest and that his legacy continues.
RIP Mr. Mandela