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Wit Museuem

Fashion District, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
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Mandela's Words Johannesburg  South Africa

Mandela's Words

This is the original handwritten manuscript by Nelson Mandela of his famous statement from the dock at his trial on April 20th, 1964. In this statement he declared that apartheid was "an ideal for which I am prepared to die"
These handwritten notes are on display at the Wit Museum which I was visiting w/ AFAR Experiences. The special projects Curator, Fiona Rankin-Smith hosted us.
After spending yesterday at the Apartheid Museum and Liliesleaf Farm where we heard from Denis Goldberg, a leading white activist in the ANC who spent 22 years in jail after sentencing in the Rivonia Trials, seeing Nelson Mandela's handwritten speech was awe inspiring.
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