From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World
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'Peace, Democracy and Freedom'
“Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. 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.”
-- Mandela addresses the crowd outside Cape Town City Hall, following his release from prison.
Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.
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Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95