Google Doodle …. Today would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday!!

~~July 18, 2014~~ 

Nelson Mandela

Google Doodle celebrates 96th birthday of former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary

~On what would have been his 96th birthday~

Seven months after Nelson Mandela’s death, Google is paying tribute to the iconic leader with an interactive illustration. It traces Mandela’s legacy through six of his most memorable and influential quotes paired with corresponding drawings.

It is 96 years ago today that Nelson Mandela was born; a revolutionary who would become the face of magnanimity, wisdom, and resistance to injustice, as well as “father of the nation” to South Africa.

Google is celebrating the anniversary of Mandela’s birth with an interactive Doodle. Starting with an illustration of the former leader, visitors to the site can click through a number of his most well-known quotes, coupled with illustrations depicting stages of his ‘Long Walk to Freedom‘.


Change the number to 96!

Google Doodler Katy Wu said she at first thought she would have to make a very serious, sombre kind of Doodle about such an important figure. However, as she learnt more about Mandela, Wu says she started to understand that he was a man with a lot of character, a realisation that gave her fresh ideas for the tribute.

On the choice to incorporate his quotes, she says: “Something that stood out to me about Nelson Mandela was his eloquent way with words.  I thought his words gave a great insight into the kind of man he was, so I wanted to focus the creative direction of the doodle on his quotes against a backdrop of the history of South Africa.”

The Doodle shows the village where Mandela grew up, and follows his journey through his incarceration to his election as the first black president of South Africa in 1994.


~~Nelson Mandela Google Doodle~~

~~Published on Jul 17, 2014~~

Google is showing interactive animated Doodle for celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday, on July 18, 2014.


The Doodle is showing below Quotes of Nelson Mandela.

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.”

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”


“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.”

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”




~~The Rainbow Song~~

~A celebration of Nelson Mandela~

~Published on Jun 25, 2013~

The Rainbow Song, performed by Memeza African Choir featuring Marika Hattingh and a group of international musicians, is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and work, and tribute to his contribution to world peace and reconciliation. Income from sales of the song will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Edzimkulu and charities approved by the Nelson Mandela Foundation dedicated to improving the life of children worldwide. 

We ALL are ONE!! 

6 thoughts on “Google Doodle …. Today would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday!!

    • I love to do the doodles!! Every time I see one I know I have to work on it! I found that song a while ago … but heard it again. I got chills …. this song definitely has the “chill factor”!! Hugs ….


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