Books For Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth

Nelson Mandela, the socialist freedom fighter who led South Africa out of Apartheid in the nineties died in 2013, and would have celebrated his 100th birthday last Wednesday.

To commemorate the occasion, the award-winning charitable organization Books for Africa, whose thirtieth birthday we had the great pleasure of writing about earlier this year, hosted a special volunteer event at their fulfillment center in Minnesota. The event was tied into #MandelaDay, a social media initiative of the Nelson Mandela Foundation that honors Mandela’s memory, and his philosophy of service and self-sacrifice in the name of emancipation.