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The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela: Caption Contest Week Four, Plus Week Three Favorites!

Last week’s contest celebrating texting and the 21st birthday of the first SMS message had your fingers clicking! Here are six of our favorites:

  1. “Let my fingers do the talking.” xBriex 
  2. “Living in the world of LOL”- Monique 
  3. “Breaking up – just made super easy!”-eleni 
  4. “Generations of cursive down the drain.”- TigerROS 
  5. “Remember when beeping someone was high-tech?”-Mzejay
  6. “Fingers clicking, responses whirring, communication instant.”- Olivia

As we enter Week Four of our Caption Contest, we honor a man whose actions freed a nation from oppression and whose words spread wisdom and hope around the globe. Nelson Mandela—anti-apartheid icon, South Africa’s first black president, and Nobel Peace Prize winner—passed away December 5th at the age of 95.

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You’ve already begun to honor Mandela with Sixes in our trending topics. In this week’s Caption Contest, please “Say it in Six” as you pay tribute to the man who taught a nation to overcome differences and hatred in order to better the lives of all. An international memorial will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, which will bring together world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities to South Africa to honor this legend. A state funeral will be held Sunday, December 15 in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province. This week, share your tribute to Nelson Mandela’s life and work in Six Words.

Submissions accepted through Friday, December 13, 5pm EST.

 

Comments

  • Jo-Ellen Balogh
    December 9, 2013

    Mastered his fate, captained his soul.

  • canadafreeze
    December 9, 2013

    Mandela, the very definition of benevolent.

  • Lynn LeBlanc
    December 9, 2013

    Nelson’s trading stories with Mother Teresa.

  • mzejay
    December 10, 2013

    Yes he did–whole world benefitted.

  • Mindfest
    December 10, 2013

    Mandela walked alone with millions alongside.

  • Bob McInnis
    December 10, 2013

    Used his strengths to strengthen others.

  • wolfie
    December 10, 2013

    His long shadow circles our world.

  • Lynn LeBlanc
    December 10, 2013

    Nelson Mandela. History’s quintessential hero-type fella.

  • JAD
    December 10, 2013

    He denied nothing; even his imperfections.

  • wolfie
    December 10, 2013

    Out of Africa into our hearts.

  • maryjane31
    December 10, 2013

    I believe he was a saint.

  • judah
    December 10, 2013

    Knocked down, he rose even higher

  • Staraj
    December 10, 2013

    One man’s incarceration freed a nation.

  • Lynn LeBlanc
    December 10, 2013

    Mandela rides shotgun on Rosa’s bus.

  • Lynn LeBlanc
    December 10, 2013

    Nelson and Rosa sharing front seat.

  • favepeep
    December 10, 2013

    Mandela takes place on great mandala

  • Erik Kelly
    December 11, 2013

    Freedom’s Leader Unites World through Imprisonment

  • Miltom
    December 11, 2013

    Pain is temporary, Glory is eternal.

  • _Miracle
    December 11, 2013

    His being made my being better.

  • liberata
    December 11, 2013

    Imprisoned, his spirit walked abroad to understand his enemies.

    • liberata
      December 11, 2013

      oops! forgot to make it six! Will try again later!

  • Kay Dennison
    December 11, 2013

    Mandela: courage, stength, and honor personified,

  • D H Riou
    December 12, 2013

    He changed the world for good.

  • Lucie
    December 12, 2013

    Voice of freedom nobody could silence.

  • liberata
    December 12, 2013

    Imprisoned, spirit walked abroad. Forgave enemies.

  • Miltom
    December 12, 2013

    He perfectly personifies the human spirit.

  • Milton
    December 12, 2013

    He showed us a better way.

  • MercyMercy
    December 12, 2013

    Never forgotten: JFK, RFK, MLK, NRM.

  • maryjane31
    December 12, 2013

    A wonderful role model for all.

    • tcrog
      December 12, 2013

      yes, may we each murder 10 times more whites than Mandela was able to murder

  • Judah
    December 13, 2013

    Rewarded in this world and next

  • Leigh
    December 13, 2013

    Death will not diminish his life.

  • Leigh
    December 13, 2013

    Led a country. Inspired the world.

  • Leigh
    December 13, 2013

    A lasting legacy of forgiveness, fearlessness.

  • Michele DeWerth
    December 13, 2013

    Anti-apartheid, African liberator–spirit lives on.

  • Dean
    December 13, 2013

    Showed us humanity can rise higher.

  • mj sullivan
    December 14, 2013

    Nelson Mandela one world uniting fella.

  • Elvis Linen
    December 15, 2013

    I fought; you didn’t have to.

  • Larry Smith
    December 15, 2013

    Brought a land into the light.

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