The Long Walk to Freedom
The stained glass window in Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto stands in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Close to the Hector Petersen Museum, the church was one of the few places where "colored" were allowed to congregate during apartheid. The barbed wire is from Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned for decades. And the text of his famous speech is a memorial at the site of the speech itself in Paarl, the location from which he was released from captivity. His inspiring story and the incredibly sad tale of the whole policy of aparthied can be found throughout South Africa, in Cape Town, in Jo'burg and Paarl. I stand in awe of this gentlemen and his repeated choices for peace despite having every reason to choose vengence. Perhaps our greatest living hero, Nelson Mandela, Nobel Laureate and human rights advocate. Worth your journey to follow the history of his.
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Soweto, Johannesburg, 1860, South Africa