traveled to Cape Town, South Africa and encountered the gigantic statues of
Mandela and the country’s 3 other Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Albert Luthuli,
Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk – in Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront.
Irritated as I asked them to pose for pictures in front of the statue of Mandela, interrupting
their carefree darting in between the bronze statues, they wanted to know who the
person was that I was making such a big deal over. I explained that Nelson
Mandela was the former president of South Africa.
While the little ladies were much littler at the time, just 9 and 6, they were big fans of the movie musical
Hairspray, in which segregation is a main theme, and thus had a frame of reference on the topic.