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Nelson Mandela Turns 95

World  (tags: A long walk to freedom )

- 1895 days ago -
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born 18 July 1918, Umtata, South Africa. Nelson Mandela is known as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) and for his lifelong struggle against apartheid, which was instituted in South Africa in 1948...


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Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:08 am
This man spent 27 years in prison for the right to vote....
Nelson Mandela is my role model number one!

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:11 am
Mandela quotes:
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
There is no such thing as part freedom.

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:20 am
Petition: Thank Nelson Mandela for His Incredible Work for Justice!
61,000 have signed so far...

David B (26)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:23 am

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:27 am
OK David, I wish that he was 50 years younger though...
A GREAT man indeed!

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:28 am
It's Nelson Mandela International Day!
For Freedom, Justice and Democracy...

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:32 am
Nelson Mandela on freedom, 1961:
"Those who are voteless cannot be expected to continue paying taxes to a government which is not responsible to them. People who live in poverty and starvation cannot be expected to pay exorbitant house rents to the government and local authorities. We furnish the sinews of agriculture and industry. We produce the work of the gold mines, the diamonds and the coal, of the farms and industry, in return for miserable wages. Why should we continue enriching those who steal the products of our sweat and blood? Those who exploit us and refuse us the right to organise trade unions?..."

Ben O (140)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:49 am
Long Walk to Freedom
is Nelson Mandela's moving and exhilarating autobiography, a book destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life - an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph...


David B (26)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:17 am
He certainly is a one-off. Gandi, MLK, Mandela?... Mandela! - I don't think our Nobel Peace Prize recipient will be as well remembered?

Ellen m (215)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:25 am
Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela!

This man is both a National all the world wishes they could claim as their own...
I cannot begin to think how this world would still be were he never in it.
His birthday should be a global holiday of celebration and reflection, as well as a day of action. Thanks Ben ♥

Ellen m (215)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:26 am
my bad, should have read "national treasure"

Naoko i (257)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:44 am
He is truely a great man !!
Soon after released from the prison he came to Japan and there was a big event welcoming him. I was there, such a memorable and proud day...not that I met him in person, but I'd been supporting ANC and anti-Apartheid activities for some time then, so being only some meters from him was enough !!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 9:34 am
Happy Birthday Nelson! May there be a few more years to come---the world needs you! Thx Ben

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 9:34 am
And we LOVE you!

Teresa GarcĂ­a (40)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 5:41 pm
Un hombre inigualable, Dios le bendiga por su desinteresada obra para su pueblo y ejemplo para el mundo. GraciasBen!!! :)
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