Dr Keith Shear writes the latest Birmingham perspective on how the world mourns the death of an inspirational statesman.

Enduring legacy of Nelson Mandela

“The South African statesman Nelson Mandela was an icon of our era with a stature in global political history rivalling that of Mohandas Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln. For countless people worldwide, Mandela symbolises the virtues of an indefatigable struggle against the evils of racism and oppression.”

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