Nelson Mandela: In His Own Words

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Saluting Oprah Winfrey

“It can be said that there are four basic and primary things that the mass of people in a society wish for: to live in a safe environment, to be able to work and provide for themselves, to have access to good public health and to have sound educational opportunities for their children. Currently we as a society may be struggling in each of those four areas, but we must remain confident that with the personal commitment of each and every one of us, we can and will overcome the obstacles towards development.” —From Mandela’s speech at the opening of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, January 2, 2007. 

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