Glory and Hope: Nelson Mandela Day


Today, July 18th, we honor and commemorate Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary who overcame adversity and was elected president of South Africa, serving as the country’s first black head of state from 1994 to 1999. His life story and actions have inspired millions of people across the world and resonate more today than ever before. Download the free primary source speech below with guiding questions to spark a conversation with your colleagues and students.

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Walter Rodriguez

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