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Nelson Mandela suffered greatly for the cause of freedom in South Africa. It is wonderful that he got to see his country freed from apartheid while he was still alive. He is a great man.

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40 Faces Of Pure Joy

<b>Aww.</b> There is (<a href="" target="_blank">basically</a>) nothing better.

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Community Post: 14 Badass Nelson Mandela Facts

Nelson Mandela - The man that changed the world grew up in a tiny village and was the 1st member of his family to attend school. His father, who served as a royal counselor to tribal chiefs, died when he was 9. Mandela was adopted by the Thembu regent, Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo. He was given a Christian name "Nelson" by his teacher - the name means "the son of the champion."

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The Greatest Speeches In Modern History

Nelson Mandela, 1964. "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realised. But, My Lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." - Supreme Court of South Africa, Pretoria, Rivonia Trial Speech, on 20 April 1964.


Nelson Mandela...hate to even refer to him as a "dude" (disrespectful!) but he is one of my favorite human beings in the world!