NELSON MANDELA INSPIRES
Nelson Mandela – photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Last Thursday, former political prisoner and South African President Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. As a central figure in collapsing South Africa’s apartheid regime, Mandela championed the cause of freedom while exhibiting the virtues of reconciliation and humility. Dissidents and democracy advocates from around the world have told the Freedom Collection how they were inspired by Nelson Mandela and his struggle:
TUTU ALICANTE, EQUATORIAL GUINEA:
SAAD EDDIN IBRAHIM, EGYPT:
CHENG GUANGCHENG, CHINA:
KHIN OHMAR, BURMA:
MOHSEN SAZEGARA, IRAN:
Christopher Walsh is the Program Coordinator for the Freedom Collection at the George W. Bush Institute. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisJamesWalsh.
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