A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum on Jan. 20.
Ndaba Mandela, in an hour-long keynote address, spoke of the laughs, laments and lessons learned from living with an iconic grandfather who went from prisoner to president, and built a nation.
The event highlighted a week’s worth of activities coordinated by NU in observance of the federal holiday that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Accordingly, after acknowledging that 2015 marked the 30th year of commemorating the iconic American civil rights leader, Ndaba Mandela commenced his address by reciting an excerpt from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Ndaba Mandela, 32, then turned his attention to sharing his story of how he became a man under the warm embrace and expert tutelage of one of history’s greatest teachers.