Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Atlanta GA
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed: Today, we mourn the passing of a leader who was peerless in his sacrifice, courage and commitment to changing not only a nation, but the world. Nelson Mandela was truly a hero for the entire human race. As an undergraduate student at Howard University, I had the opportunity to meet President Mandela when he visited the campus in 1994. I was profoundly moved by his strength, dignity and grace. A photograph from that day hangs in my office. Mr. Mandela has been a constant source of inspiration for me and millions across the globe. We are all better because of the life he lived.