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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 06:17 PM

2. The whole story is now an amazing part of our history.

Thank you for providing the information on Ahmed Kathrada~ From inmate to guide at Robbin Island. The unbelievable history of both Nelson Mandella and Jacob Zumba, becoming President of So. Africa after imprisonment.

From your link~
These Presidents truly are alike in so many ways...

“I think at that time I didn’t necessarily imagine that Nelson Mandela might be released, but I had read his writings and his speeches, and I understood that this was somebody who believed in that basic principle I just talked about — treating people equally — and was willing to sacrifice his life for that belief,” he said.



“When I was in law school, in 1990, 1991, to see Nelson Mandela step forward after 27 years of captivity and not only help usher in democracy and majority rule, and one person, one vote in South Africa, but as importantly, for him to say, I embrace my former captors and my former oppressors, and believe in one nation and believe in judging people on the basis of their character and not their color — it gave me a sense of what is possible in the world when righteous people, when people of goodwill work together on behalf of a larger cause,” he said.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/06/28/why-mandela-looms-large-in-obamas-political-psyche/

Thank you Cha, BOG


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