Nelson Mandala

He brought people of all different backgrounds to a common table.  In his own words:

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony with equal opportunities.  It is an ideal which I hope to live for and achieve.  But, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Statement in the dock [April 20, 1964]

“I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken away from me.  The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.” Long Walk to Freedom [1994]

 

 

 

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