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December 10, 2013

YARBROUGH: Like Nelson Mandela, Andrew Young’s journey one of forgiveness

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has received much-deserved praise following his death on Dec.5 at the age of 95. South Africa could have sunk into chaos and a bloody civil war with Mandela’s rise to power following 27 years of imprisonment and the end of apartheid. Instead, he preached reconciliation and forgiveness, not vengeance. For that, the world can be grateful.

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