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February 11, 2015

Philadelphia II

Mandela Freedom Day

February 11, 2015


Twenty-five years ago today, Nelson Mandela walked out of Victor Verser Prison, a free man after more than 37 years in the custody of the apartheid regime. In his speech that day he declared the armed struggle would continue until apartheid collapsed.

He was and remains the great hero for many of my generation.  South Africa and the world still misses his determined integrity.