Nelson Mandela's grandson speaks at ECU

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Nelson Mandela's grandson, Ndaba Mandela, was the keynote speaker at the NC Civility Summit at East Carolina University on Saturday.

The event was designed to spark conversation about how normal people can make a difference in their communities and in the world.

Mandela spoke about his grandfather's legacy and about the Africa Rising Foundation, which he co-founded to help form a more positive image of Africa.

Mandela tells WITN he particularly enjoyed taking questions from the crowd, particularly when one student asked about making an impact with limited resources.

"You have an abundance of resources, it's just about getting your hands to them and making sure that you actually go out of your way to understand, what is it that you want to do, where do you want to make a difference," Mandela said.

After Mandela's speech, students broke into small groups to talk about race relations, gender equality, and many other global and community topics.

ECU Student, Jon Cockerham, said "If you're actually truly angry about it, go out and do something. Organize for a non-profit or work on a campaign... do something within your community to make a difference and to actually fight for the thing that you're posting on Facebook about."