Rest in Peace. With hearts heavy around the world right now with the passing of Nelson Mandela. He led a tireless, valiant and successful struggle that brought freedom to millions.
His efforts were watched and supported by millions in the United States, whose same struggle has been so well recounted in the PBS series The African Americans.
As you honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela please make time to watch this amazing series by yourself or with family and friends. Watch one minute of one episode and you won’t be able to stop, it is so captivating.
A brief history of Nelson Mandela
A segment from The African Americans
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Come celebrate Central Park’s 17th Holiday lighting in northern Central Park on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30 – 6:30. There will be an ice carved sculpture, singing of carols on the Plaza and you can take your photo with Santa (bring your own camera). There will also be hot cocoa and cookies. The event tops off with the lighting of the Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of 17 trees on the Harlem Meer.
The event is organized by the Womens’ Committee of the Central Park Conservancy and sponsored by Con Ed.
Free. Families only no groups. Strollers are not allowed on the plaza but stroller parking will be provided. For more info see the link below.
Central Park’s 17th Holiday Lighting
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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
- Oprah Winfrey
* Interesting Fact – Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. After she experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, she was sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee. Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the young age of 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime-talk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated. The rest is history.