866 – “[Racialism] is a struggle of the African people, inspired by their own suffering and their own experience. It is a struggle for the right to live. During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

–Nelson Mandela

Quote Number:  881

Source:Mandela, Nelson. “I am Prepared to Die.” Statement during the Rivonia Trial. April 20, 1964. Palace of Justice, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. The History Place. Online Here.

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