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Photo Friday: Long Walk

December 6, 2013

During my lifetime, I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

— Nelson Mandela, April 20, 1964, Rivonia trial

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.

— Nelson Mandela, The Long Walk to Freedom, 1994

http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/6_About_City_Year/Culture/Founding_Stories/Long_Walk.aspx

http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/6_About_City_Year/Press_Room/Press_Release/Remembering_Nelson_Mandela.aspx

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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