Nelson Mandela, before his presidency (1994 – 1999), was an anti-apartheid activist.  In 1962 he was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison and following his release  in February 1990, he led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president he frequently gave priority to reconciliation.

Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

If one man can come back from such a horrific start in life, then you can overcome any set back you may have had in your life, don’t’ you think?



(Ref:  05/10/2010 15:34


Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

How big is your dream?  Are you willing to stand on it?




(Ref:,_Jr.)  05/10/2010 15:50