Nelson Mandela: In His Own Words

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Freedom at Last

“I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.” —From Mandela’s address to Cape Town on Feb. 11, 1990, just days after he was released from prison after serving 27 years for sabotage. 

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