NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, President of South Africa from 1994-1999, is one of the great moral and political leaders of this or any time; an international hero whose enduring dedication to the struggle against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.
With quiet words of wisdom, and a passion for social justice, Nelson Mandela inspires citizens everywhere with his willingness to perform astonishing acts of courage and integrity.
Thus did he help awaken—and solidify—one of the most significant movements in the history of mankind: the abolition of apartheid in South Africa.
The remarkable bravery and profound moral conviction of Nelson Mandela—and his long walk to freedom—will live on in his profound speeches.
Taken together, these 5 speeches that changed South Africa are a deeply touching chronicle of one of the most remarkable lives of the twentieth century, and a veritable primer in the principles and practice of personal courage.
They are the everlasting legacy of a truly extraordinary man.