Younger Generation Remembering Nelson Mandela

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DENVER (CBS4) – Young people in Colorado are remembering and honoring the late Nelson Mandela.

Dau is a Sudanese refugee who is now a senior at a Arrupe Jesuit High School. He wasn’t even alive when Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving 27 years.

“I feel forgiving is a better way of not living in the past but living in the future,” said Dau.

He says he learned that lesson from Mandela.

Angel is another student who said seeing video of Mandela at a rugby championship impressed upon him that such a powerful person can be a regular guy.

“You could sense the energy, even from the TV,” said Angel.

Students say they are in awe of the man from across the world.

“Nelson Mandela was a great leader,” said one student.

They recognize his accomplishments and try to incorporate some of his character in their own attitudes.

“We know our world is not perfect but if we can forgive each other then we can move forward,” said Dau.

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