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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Video of the Week - Freedom and Redemption

50 years ago, Nelson Mandela gave this speech during his trial. Following is a short clip:



He made the 'An Idea for which I am prepared to Die' speech from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, at the Supreme court of South Africa in Pretoria, April 20 1964.
Listen to the entire speech on Soundcloud below or download audio (mp3).



Here is the transcript of the speech above.


Upon his release from prison after 27 years, Nelson Mandela delivered the following speech:




This is the transcript of the above speech, delivered in Capetown, South Africa on February 11, 1990.


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Speaking of freedom, think about what, in addition to lifting your hands and saying "Free at last free at last, thank God almighty I'm free at last", you can do once you're set free. Freedom totally rocks, right?
How about we sing a redemption song?





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