From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World
Photo: Historical Papers, U. of Witwatersrand Library
'I Am Prepared to Die'
“It is an ideal for which I have lived. It is an ideal for which I still hope to live and see realised. But if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
Mandela always believed blacks were equal to whites. Handwritten notes from a court statement reveal the depth of his conviction.
Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.
Read more: How Nelson Mandela Survived His Years in Isolated South African Jail
Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95