Nassau Community College Feb. 9: Ndaba Mandela, Grandson of Nelson Mandela

Nassau Community College Presents Ndaba Mandela,
Grandson of Nelson Mandela

ndaba mandela

From Prisoner to President: The Mandela Legacy Lives On

February 9

Garden City, NY – In celebration of Black History Month, Nassau Community College will present Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela, on Monday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the College Center Building. During From Prisoner to President: The Mandela Legacy Lives On, Mandela will speak about his experiences with his grandfather, as well as the joy and the strain he feels having the awesome responsibility of the world’s expectations to be considered as “the second chapter” of the Mandela story.  (download hi res image)

Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch – and run with it. Mandela is co-founder and chairman of Africa Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education, employment and international corporate alliances. Currently, Mandela is organizing the 95th celebration of Nelson Mandela Day as he continues to strive to keep his grandfather’s legacy on the world’s mind. He was also instrumental in creating the International Day of Happiness at the United Nations.

With his one-of-a-kind perspective and dynamic speaking style, Mandela remains true to his grandfather’s message. He regales audiences with quips and quotes from his grandfather as teacher and inspirational figure, remembering, “I saw him interact with kings and presidents, and with our household cook. He treated everyone the same. That was his key value.” Like his grandson, Nelson Mandela believed that one individual can make a difference, if they arm themselves with the unbreakable belief that nothing is out of reach.

For more information about From Prisoner to President:  The Mandela Legacy Lives On, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7148.

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Alicia Steger 516.572.9634

About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 22,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit

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